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New results from optical polarimetry of Saturn's rings

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Abstract

Linear polarimetry of Saturn's rings, obtained through the period of the 1979 opposition, is presented. The polarisation clearly correlates in direction with the plane containing the Sun, planet and Earth, but not the ring plane. The results are consistent with local scattering on the surface of individual ring bodies, covered with frost.
Authors:
Johnson, P E; Kemp, J C; King, R; Parker, T E; Barbour, M S [1] 
  1. Oregon Univ., Eugene (USA). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Jan 10, 1980
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-11-509780; EDB-80-080548
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nature (London); (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 283:5743
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; SATURN PLANET; RINGS; ANGULAR CORRELATION; EARTH PLANET; ICE; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; POLARIZATION; SCATTERING; SUN; SURFACES; CORRELATIONS; MAIN SEQUENCE STARS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; PLANETS; STARS; 640107* - Astrophysics & Cosmology- Planetary Phenomena
OSTI ID:
5285751
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: NATUA
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 146-149
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Citation Formats

Johnson, P E, Kemp, J C, King, R, Parker, T E, and Barbour, M S. New results from optical polarimetry of Saturn's rings. United Kingdom: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.1038/283146a0.
Johnson, P E, Kemp, J C, King, R, Parker, T E, & Barbour, M S. New results from optical polarimetry of Saturn's rings. United Kingdom. doi:10.1038/283146a0.
Johnson, P E, Kemp, J C, King, R, Parker, T E, and Barbour, M S. 1980. "New results from optical polarimetry of Saturn's rings." United Kingdom. doi:10.1038/283146a0. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1038/283146a0.
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title = {New results from optical polarimetry of Saturn's rings}
author = {Johnson, P E, Kemp, J C, King, R, Parker, T E, and Barbour, M S}
abstractNote = {Linear polarimetry of Saturn's rings, obtained through the period of the 1979 opposition, is presented. The polarisation clearly correlates in direction with the plane containing the Sun, planet and Earth, but not the ring plane. The results are consistent with local scattering on the surface of individual ring bodies, covered with frost.}
doi = {10.1038/283146a0}
journal = {Nature (London); (United Kingdom)}
volume = {283:5743}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1980}
month = {Jan}
}