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Planetary Ring Systems (Paperback, 2007 ed.): Ellis D. Miner, Randii R. Wessen, Jefferey N Cuzzi Planetary Ring Systems (Paperback, 2007 ed.)
Ellis D. Miner, Randii R. Wessen, Jefferey N Cuzzi
R841 R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Save R199 (24%) 17 working days

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the topic of planetary rings systems yet written. The book is written in a style and at a language level easily accessible to the interested non-expert. The authors cover the scientific significance of ring studies, the history of their discovery and characterization, the observations of Pioneer 10 at Jupiter, Pioneer 11 and Voyager 1 at Jupiter and Saturn, Voyager 2 at all four giant planets of the solar system, and Galileo at Jupiter. Each chapter includes extensive notes, references, figures and tables. A bibliography is included at the end of each chapter.

Neptune - The planet, rings and satellites (Paperback, 2002 ed.): Ellis D. Miner, Randii R. Wessen Neptune - The planet, rings and satellites (Paperback, 2002 ed.)
Ellis D. Miner, Randii R. Wessen
R1,209 R910 Discovery Miles 9 100 Save R299 (25%) Out of stock

This is the only book on Neptune written by individuals directly involved with the Voyager Mission and its scientific findings. Written by JPL employees with ready access to the pictures and other data returned by the Voyager Mission, this book will disperse some of the myths created by the popular press and non-Voyager authors. This book recreates some of the excitement and wonder felt by those on the science and engineering teams as they witnessed the spectacular data being returned by Voyager.

Like the movie "Apollo 13" and the book on which it was based, NEPTUNE: THE PLANETS, RINGS AND SATELLITES tells the real story of the Voyager Mission to the outer planets from the point of view of the people who were there. It shows clearly the planning, excitement and major advances in our knowledge of Neptune and its system associated with the highly successful Voyager Mission and will remain a definitive description of Neptune for decades to come.


"NEPTUNE is written by two members of the JPL team that was responsible for the mission and is intended to give a comprehensive popular record of the Voyager 2 spacecraft and its pioneering mission ... The difficulties of managing a complex programme over several years, especially given the long cruises between hectic encounters are apparent ... Although technical, [NEPTUNE] is written for the non-expert reader and is well-illustrated with line drawings, black and white images, and a few colour plates in the center of the book ... This is an enjoyable read for those interested in the outer solar system and its exploration."

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