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Planetary and Space Science 54 (2006) 11151116 Surfaces and atmospheres of the outer planets,

Summary: Planetary and Space Science 54 (2006) 1115­1116
Surfaces and atmospheres of the outer planets,
their satellites and ring systems
This special issue of PSS represents select articles based
on research presented during the PS1.5, PS3.02 and PS3.03
sessions of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)
meeting in Vienna, Austria, from 24 to 29 April 2005,
and includes subsequent work. The aim of these sessions
was to discuss recent observational and modeling work on
the atmospheres and surfaces of the giant planets and their
satellites, as well as the ring systems. A number of papers in
this issue also review the current state of knowledge about
some of these bodies.
The Cassini­Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan has
returned a wealth of new data revealing a more complex
and dynamic system than that revealed by the Voyager
missions. The Cassini­Huygens spacecraft was inserted
into orbit around Saturn on 30 June 2004. Complementary
Earth-based observations were obtained during the Saturn


Source: Atreya, Sushil - Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science, University of Michigan


Collections: Physics