Anticipated future observations of planetary ring systems
For those of you who have stayed with us through this entire book, we sincerely hope that the journey has been enjoyable for you. It has been, in a sense, a labor of love for us to produce the book. All three of the authors have been intimately involved in the NASA space program for essentially the duration of our professional careers. Although only one of us is a recognized expert on planetary ring systems, as those of you who have browsed through the lists of authors in the cited references at the end of each chapter have undoubtedly already realized, all three of us have a love of the space program and a desire to communicate these findings to both general and scientific audiences.
KeywordsGiant Planet Hubble Space Telescope Lagrangian Point Primary Mirror Planetary Ring
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12.5 Notes and References
- Smith, B. A., 1984, “Future observations of planetary rings from groundbased observatories and Earth-orbiting satellites”, in Planetary Rings, edited by Greenberg, R. and Brahic, A., pp. 704–712.Google Scholar
- Greenberg, R., Brahic, A., 1984, Planetary Rings, University of Arizona Press; especially chapters by Stone, E. C, “Future studies of planetary rings by space probes”, pp. 687–703, and by Smith, B. A., “Future observations of planetary rings from groundbased observatories and Earth-orbiting satellites”, pp. 704–712.Google Scholar