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Saturn's Rings II. Particle Sizes Inferred from Stellar Occultation Data
Abstract We derive power-law particle size distributions for each of Saturn's main ring regions, using observations of the 3 July 1989 stellar occultation of 28 Sgr from Palomar, McDonald, and LickExpand
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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 mExpand
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An observed correlation between plume activity and tidal stresses on Enceladus
Saturn’s moon Enceladus emits a plume of water vapour and micrometre-sized ice particles from a series of warm fissures located near its south pole. This geological activity could be powered orExpand
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Synchronous Locking of Tidally Evolving Satellites
Abstract Satellite spin states evolve under the action of solid body torques and tidal forces. The tidal effects result in a damping of fast spin rates and, ultimately, in the locking of the spinExpand
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Saturn's F Ring: Kinematics and Particle Sizes from Stellar Occultation Studies
Abstract The occultation of GSC5249-01240 by Saturn's rings was observed in a spectrally resolved mode using the Faint Object Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope. By combining these data withExpand
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On the Inclination Distribution of the Jovian Irregular Satellites
Irregular satellites—moons that occupy large orbits of significant eccentricity e and/or inclination I—circle each of the giant planets. The irregulars often extend close to the orbital stabilityExpand
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Turbulent viscosity and Jupiter's tidal Q
A recent estimate of tidal dissipation by turbulent viscosity in Jupiter's convective interior predicts that the current value of the planet's tidal Q ∼ 5 × 10^6. We point out a fundamental error inExpand
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Titan solar occultation observed by Cassini/VIMS: Gas absorption and constraints on aerosol composition
Abstract A solar occultation by Titan's atmosphere has been observed through the solar port of the Cassini /VIMS instrument on January 15th, 2006. Transmission spectra acquired during solar egressExpand
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Detection and mapping of hydrocarbon deposits on Titan
[1] We report the identification of compounds on Titan's surface by spatially resolved imaging spectroscopy methods through Titan's atmosphere, and set upper limits to other organic compounds. WeExpand
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Cassini imaging of Saturn's rings. II. A wavelet technique for analysis of density waves and other radial structure in the rings
We describe a powerful signal processing method, the continuous wavelet transform, and use it to analyze radial structure in Cassini ISS images of Saturn’s rings. Wavelet analysis locally separatesExpand
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