Neptune and Triton

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Dale P. Cruikshank, Mildred Shapley Matthews, A. M. Schumann
University of Arizona Press, 1995 - 1249 páginas
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The first reconnaissance of all the major planets of the Solar System culminated in the Voyager 2 encounter with Neptune in August 1989. Neptune itself was revealed as a planet with gigantic active storms in its atmosphere, and off-center magnetic field, and a system of tenuous, lumpy rings. Whereas only two satellites were known prior to the encounter, Voyager discovered six more. Triton, the largest satellite, was revealed as a frozen, icy world with clouds and layers of haze, and with vertical plumes of particles reaching five miles into the thin atmosphere. This latest Space Science Series volume presents the current level of understanding of Neptune, its riings, and its satellites, derived from the data received from the Voyager. The book's chapters are written by the world's leading authorities on various aspects of the Neptune system and are based on papers presented at an international conference held in January 1992. Covering details of Neptune's interior, atmosphere, rings, magnetic fields, and near-space environment--as well as the small satellites and the remarkable moon Triton--this volume is a unique resource for planetary scientists and astronomers requiring a comprehensive analysis of Neptune viewed in the context of our knowledge of the other giant planets. Until another spacecraft is sent to Neptune, Neptune and Triton will stand as the basic reference on the planet.
 

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THE DISCOVERIES OF NEPTUNE AND TRITON
15
FORMATION OF THE NEPTUNE SYSTEM
37
H 141
99
D 613
105
THE INTERIOR OF NEPTUNE
109
Cheng A F 169 1151
136
NEPTUNES MAGNETIC FIELD AND FIELDGEOMETRIC
141
ENERGETIC PARTICLES AND HOT PLASMAS OF NEPTUNE
169
CLOUDS AND HAZES IN THE ATMOSPHERE OF NEPTUNE
489
THE TROPOSPHERE OF NEPTUNE
547
A 389
604
DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY OF NEPTUNE
613
NEPTUNES SMALL SATELLITES
685
NEPTUNES RING SYSTEM
703
ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF TRITON
807
THE GEOLOGY OF TRITON
879

Croft S K 879
231
MAGNETOSPHERIC CONFIGURATION OF NEPTUNE
233
THE PLASMA ENVIRONMENT OF NEPTUNE
279
P xiii 3 991
335
RADIO EMISSIONS FROM NEPTUNE
341
W 703
383
PLASMA WAVES AND RELATED PHENOMENA IN
389
THE MIDDLE AND UPPER ATMOSPHERE OF NEPTUNE
427
Flasar F M 613
482
DISCOVERY CHARACTERISTICS
949
SURFACE COMPOSITION AND PHOTOMETRIC PROPERTIES
991
LOWER ATMOSPHERIC STRUCTURE AND SURFACE
1031
TRITONS UPPER ATMOSPHERE AND IONOSPHERE
1107
FUTURE NEPTUNE AND TRITON MISSIONS
1151
GLOSSARY
1179
COLOR SECTION following page
1209
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