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Radiation forces on small particles in the solar system
Cassini Observes the Active South Pole of Enceladus
The shape of Enceladus suggests a possible intense heating epoch in the past by capture into a 1:4 secondary spin/orbit resonance.
Cassini Imaging of Jupiter's Atmosphere, Satellites, and Rings
Findings on Jupiter's zonal winds, convective storms, low-latitude upper troposphere, polar stratosphere, and northern aurora are reported, including previously unseen emissions arising from Io and Europa in eclipse, and a giant volcanic plume over Io's north pole are described.
Cassini Imaging Science: Instrument Characteristics And Anticipated Scientific Investigations At Saturn
The Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) is the highest-resolution two-dimensional imaging device on the Cassini Orbiter and has been designed for investigations of the bodies and phenomena found…
Pencil-Beam Surveys for Faint Trans-Neptunian Objects
Motivated by a desire to understand the size distribution of objects in the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt, an observing program has been conducted at the Palomar 5 m and Canada-France-Hawaii 3.6 m…
Origin and Evolution of Planetary and Satellite Atmospheres
- J. Burns
- 1 April 1988
Enceladus's measured physical libration requires a global subsurface ocean
Elementary derivation of the perturbation equations of celestial mechanics
- J. Burns
- Physics, Geology
- 1 October 1976
The equations of celestial mechanics that govern the time rates of change of the orbital elements are completely derived using elementary dynamics, starting from only Newton’s equation and its…
The Exchange of Impact Ejecta Between Terrestrial Planets
Orbital histories of ejecta from the terrestrial planets were numerically integrated to study their transfer to Earth. The properties of the lunar and martian meteorites are consistent with a…
Cassini Imaging Science: Initial Results on Saturn's Rings and Small Satellites
Images acquired of Saturn's rings and small moons by the Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem have produced many new findings, including new saturnian moons; refined orbits of new and previously known moons; ring particle albedos in select ring regions; and never-before-seen phenomena within the rings.