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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. Expand
Asteroid Vesta: Spectral Reflectivity and Compositional Implications
Comparison with laboratory measurements on meteorites and Apollo 11 samples indicates that the surface of Vesta has a composition very similar to that of certain basaltic achondrites. Expand
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 foundExpand
Io's heat flow from infrared radiometry: 1983–1993
We report the following results from a decade of infrared radiometry of Io: (1) The average global heat flow is more than ∼2.5 W m−2, (2) large warm (≤200 K) volcanic regions dominate the global heatExpand
Voyager 2 at Neptune: Imaging Science Results
Voyager 2 images of Neptune reveal a windy planet characterized by bright clouds of methane ice suspended in an exceptionally clear atmosphere above a lower deck of hydrogen sulfide or ammonia ices.Expand
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. Expand
Iapetus’ geophysics : rotation rate, shape, and equatorial ridge
Iapetus has preserved evidence that constrains the modeling of its geophysical history from the time of its accretion until now. The evidence is (a) its present 79.33-day rotation or spin rate, (b)Expand
Shapes of the saturnian icy satellites and their significance
The sizes and shapes of six icy saturnian satellites have been measured from Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) data, employing limb coordinates and stereogrammetric control points. Mimas,Expand
A New Look at the Saturn System: The Voyager 2 Images
Within Saturn's rings, the "birth" of a spoke has been observed, and surprising azimuthal and time variability is found in the ringlet structure of the outer B ring, leading to speculations about Saturn's internal structure and about the collisional and thermal history of the rings and satellites. Expand
Optical properties of carbonaceous chondrites and their relationship to asteroids
We report diffuse reflectance measurements of nine samples of carbonaceous chondrites (one C1, three C2, four C3, and one C4) and one iron meteorite, Odessa. Measurements were also made of mineralExpand