The Galilean Satellites and Jupiter: Voyager 2 Imaging Science Results

@article{Smith1979TheGS,
  title={The Galilean Satellites and Jupiter: Voyager 2 Imaging Science Results},
  author={B. A. Smith and Laurence A. Soderblom and Reta Beebe and Joseph M. Boyce and Geoffrey A. Briggs and Michael H. Carr and S. A. Collins and Allan F. Cook and G. Edward Danielson and Merton E. Davies and Garry E. Hunt and Andrew P. Ingersoll and Torrence V. Johnson and Harold Masursky and John F. McCauley and David R. Morrison and Tobias C. Owen and Carl E. Sagan and Eugene Merle Shoemaker and Robert Strom and Verner E. Suomi and Joseph Frank Veverka},
  journal={Science},
  year={1979},
  volume={206},
  pages={927 - 950}
}
Voyager 2, during its encounter with the Jupiter system, provided images that both complement and supplement in important ways the Voyager 1 images. While many changes have been observed in Jupiter's visual appearance, few, yet significant, changes have been detected in the principal atmospheric currents. Jupiter's ring system is strongly forward scattering at visual wavelengths and consists of a narrow annulus of highest particle density, within which is a broader region in which the density… 

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