VOYAGER 2 IN THE URANIAN SYSTEM

IMAGING SCIENCE RESULTS.

B. A. Smith, L. A. Soderblom, R. Beebe, D. Bliss, J. M. Boyce, A. Brahic, G. A. Briggs, Robert H. Brown, S. A. Collins, A. F. Cook, S. K. Croft, J. N. Cuzzi, G. E. Danielson, M. E. Davies, T. E. Dowling

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Abstract

Voyager 2 images of the southern hemisphere of Uranus indicate that submicrometer-size haze particles and particles of a methane condensation cloud produce faint patterns in the atmosphere. The alignment of the cloud bands is similar to that of bands on Jupiter and Saturn, but the zonal winds are nearly opposite. Nine of the newly discovered small satellites (40 to 165 kilometers in diameter) orbit between the rings and Miranda; the tenth is within the ring system. Two of these small objects may gravitationally confine the epsilon ring. Oberon and Umbriel have heavily created surfaces resembling the ancient cratered highlands of Earth's moon, although Umbriel is almost completely covered with uniform dark material, which perhaps indicates some ongoing process. Titania and Ariel show crater populations different from those on Oberon and Umbriel; these were probably generated by collisions with debris confined to their orbits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-64
Number of pages22
JournalScience
Volume233
Issue number4759
StatePublished - Jul 4 1986

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haze
zonal wind
Saturn
Jupiter
titanium
crater
Moon
Southern Hemisphere
condensation
collision
methane
atmosphere
science
particle
alignment
material

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Smith, B. A., Soderblom, L. A., Beebe, R., Bliss, D., Boyce, J. M., Brahic, A., ... Dowling, T. E. (1986). VOYAGER 2 IN THE URANIAN SYSTEM: IMAGING SCIENCE RESULTS. Science, 233(4759), 43-64.

VOYAGER 2 IN THE URANIAN SYSTEM : IMAGING SCIENCE RESULTS. / Smith, B. A.; Soderblom, L. A.; Beebe, R.; Bliss, D.; Boyce, J. M.; Brahic, A.; Briggs, G. A.; Brown, Robert H.; Collins, S. A.; Cook, A. F.; Croft, S. K.; Cuzzi, J. N.; Danielson, G. E.; Davies, M. E.; Dowling, T. E.

In: Science, Vol. 233, No. 4759, 04.07.1986, p. 43-64.

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Smith, BA, Soderblom, LA, Beebe, R, Bliss, D, Boyce, JM, Brahic, A, Briggs, GA, Brown, RH, Collins, SA, Cook, AF, Croft, SK, Cuzzi, JN, Danielson, GE, Davies, ME & Dowling, TE 1986, 'VOYAGER 2 IN THE URANIAN SYSTEM: IMAGING SCIENCE RESULTS.', Science, vol. 233, no. 4759, pp. 43-64.
Smith BA, Soderblom LA, Beebe R, Bliss D, Boyce JM, Brahic A et al. VOYAGER 2 IN THE URANIAN SYSTEM: IMAGING SCIENCE RESULTS. Science. 1986 Jul 4;233(4759):43-64.
Smith, B. A. ; Soderblom, L. A. ; Beebe, R. ; Bliss, D. ; Boyce, J. M. ; Brahic, A. ; Briggs, G. A. ; Brown, Robert H. ; Collins, S. A. ; Cook, A. F. ; Croft, S. K. ; Cuzzi, J. N. ; Danielson, G. E. ; Davies, M. E. ; Dowling, T. E. / VOYAGER 2 IN THE URANIAN SYSTEM : IMAGING SCIENCE RESULTS. In: Science. 1986 ; Vol. 233, No. 4759. pp. 43-64.
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