Voyager Neptune Encounter
At 0500 UT on 25 August 1989 the spacecraft Voyager 2 will fly over the north pole of the planet Neptune whose clouds will then be only 5000 kilometers away. Previously the Voyager spacecraft detected strong electrostatic discharges from Saturn as well as many kinds of radio emissions from the other giant planets. No nonthermal emission has yet unambiguously been seen from Neptune (as of the time of my writing this abstract, 27 July 1989). Since, however, each of the other giants has been an extraordinary radio source, we believe that Neptune will also be one. I will present a review of the principal results that we will have obtained during the fly-by.
KeywordsRadio Emission Close Approach Giant Planet Radio Astronomy Nonthermal Emission
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