Cassini at Saturn: Huygens Results

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Springer Science & Business Media, 19 de ago de 2007 - 404 páginas

Cassini At Saturn – Huygens Results brings the story of the Cassini-Huygens mission and their joint exploration of the Saturnian system right up to date. Cassini entered orbit around Saturn June 2004 so this update includes 8 months of scientific data available for review, including the most spectacular images of Saturn, its rings and satellites ever obtained by a space mission. As the Cassini spacecraft approached its destination in spring 2004, the quality of the images already being returned by the spacecraft clearly demonstrated the spectacular nature of the close-range views that will be obtained. The book contains a 16-page colour section, comprising a carefully chosen selection of the most stunning images to be released during the spacecraft’s initial period of operation.

The Huygens craft, released by Cassini, parachuted through the clouds of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, in January 2005. David Harland tells the exciting story of the this craft’s journey to the surface of one of the most enigmatic bodies on the Solar System, the only moon to have a dense atmosphere and possibly lakes of liquid gas at -190oC on its surface. Titan is considered to be an early Earth in deep freeze, possibly with the building blocks of life in its atmosphere. There will undoubtedly be enormous interest in the first results and images of Titan’s surface, and this book is the first incisive summary of this groundbreaking material.

 

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Saturn from afar
1
SATURNUS TRIFORMIS
2
GIANT MOON
6
NEW MOONS
9
RING DIVISION
10
THE ASTRONOMICAL UNIT
11
HERSCHELS DISCOVERIES
12
ORIGIN OF THE RINGS
14
SAVING THE HUYGENS MISSION
230
RECENT STUDIES OF TITAN
240
CRUISING ON
241
CASSINI APPROACH PHASE
244
PHOEBE FLYBY
249
THE FINAL LEG
252
SATURN ORBIT INSERTION
254
FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF TITAN
259

ASTEROIDS
15
THE MISSING MOON
16
THE LURE OF THE RINGS
17
SATURNS ATMOSPHERE
28
SO MANY MOONS
32
HINTS OF OUTER AND INNER RINGS
36
SATURNS INTERIOR
37
THE DISCOVERY OF JANUS
38
First close look
41
PATHFINDING
46
JOVIAN FLYBYS
47
FIRST TO SATURN
49
A GLIMPSE OF TITAN
61
FOLLOWUP
64
Saturn revealed
67
JOVIAN SURPRISES
72
ENCOUNTER WITH SATURN
82
PLANETS BEYOND
122
The Titans
143
MIMAS
145
ENCELADUS
148
TETHYS
151
DIONE
153
RHEA
155
HYPERION
166
IAPETUS
167
PHOEBE
169
CassiniHuygens
173
CASSINI SPACECRAFT
175
HUYGENS PROBE
191
FINAL PREPARATIONS
198
LAUNCH
203
VENUS
205
EARTH
208
DESIGNING THE ORBITAL TOUR
210
TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY
216
ENCOUNTER WITH THE GIANT
217
BEYOND JUPITER
229
A GLIMPSE OF IAPETUS
261
SATURNS LIGHTNING STORMS
262
EARLY RING STUDIES
263
WHITE DOTS ON IAPETUS
264
DISCOVERING POLYDEUCES
265
A VIEW OF TETHYS
272
HUYGENS TESTS
273
SECOND FLYBY OF TITAN
274
A LOOK AT DIONE
277
HUYGENS RELEASE
278
IAPETUS REVEALED
280
HUYGENS REACHES TITAN
284
A LOOK AT ENCELADUS
293
SATURNS DEEP CLOUDS
298
ENCELADUS DISCOVERIES
299
A HOT SPOT ON TITAN
302
CONTINUING RING STUDIES
303
LAKE ONTARIO ON TITAN
306
MORE ENCELADUS DISCOVERIES
308
CHANNELS ON TITAN
314
TETHYS FLYBY
316
HYPERION UP CLOSE
318
FIRST SIGHTING OF RING SPOKES
320
TELESTO
322
RHEA FLYBY
324
GEYSERS ON ENCELADUS
326
FEATURES NAMED ON TITAN
328
SATURN BY RINGLIGHT
331
MIMAS AND RHEA
333
THE XANADU CONTINENT ON TITAN
335
SATURNS MAGNETIC FIELD
339
THE RINGS IN SOLAR OCCULTATION
341
Notes
345
Acronyms
373
Facts and figures
376
Further reading
385
Index
389
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Saturn, the ‘ringed planet’, was first inspected close-up by NASA’s Pioneer 11 space probe in 1979. The two Voyager spacecraft followed up in 1980 and in 1981, but as ‘fly-bys’ these craft had only a limited time to study the planet, its rings and its many moons. Now, after a seven-year interplanetary voyage, the Cassini-Huygens mission, which is a joint venture by NASA and Europe, is due to enter orbit around Saturn in July 2004 to make an in depth survey. In December it will release the Huygens probe, which will dive into the clouds of Saturn’s largest and most enigmatic moon, Titan, and land on its surface, a month later.

The author’s highly successful first book on this topic, ‘MISSION TO SATURN – Cassini and the Huygens probe’ presented a review of our state of knowledge and looked forward to the arrival of the new spacecraft. Published in September 2002, this book has sold to date 1,090 copies worldwide (726 USA, 364 ROW).

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