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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
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
Evidence for an Extended Scattered Disk
Abstract By telescopic tracking, we have established that the transneptunian object (TNO) 2000 CR 105 has a semimajor axis of 220±1 AU and perihelion distance of 44.14±0.02 AU, beyond the domainExpand
The Cassini Visual And Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (Vims) Investigation
The Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS) investigation is a multidisciplinary study of the Saturnian system. Visual and near-infrared imaging spectroscopy and high-speedExpand
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
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
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
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
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
An observed correlation between plume activity and tidal stresses on Enceladus
It is reported that the plume’s horizontally integrated brightness is several times greater when Enceladus is near the point in its eccentric orbit where it is furthest from Saturn than it is when close to the point of closest approach to the planet. Expand