Cassini at Saturn: Huygens Results by David M. HarlandCassini at Saturn: Huygens Results by David M. Harland

Cassini at Saturn: Huygens Results

byDavid M. Harland

Paperback | March 8, 2007

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*Brings the story of the Cassini-Huygens mission and their joint exploration of the Saturnian system right up to date. *Combines a review of previous knowledge of Saturn, its rings and moons, including Titan, with new spacecraft results in one handy volume. *Provides the latest and most spectacular images, which will never have appeared before in book form. *Gives a context to enable the reader to more easily appreciate the stream of discoveries that will be made by the Cassini-Huygens mission. *Tells the exciting story of the Huygens spacecraft's journey to the surface of Titan.
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 missio...
Title:Cassini at Saturn: Huygens ResultsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:426 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0 inPublished:March 8, 2007Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:038726129X

ISBN - 13:9780387261294

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.- Author's preface.- Acknowledgements.- Saturn from afar.- First close look.- Saturn revealed.- The Titans.- Cassini-Huygens.- Notes.- Acronyms.- Facts and figures.- Further reading.- Index.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Noted space historian Harland has updated his book, Mission to Saturn . writing a fascinating, detailed, and well-developed history of Saturn . . Written for the intelligent layperson, there is a wealth of detail about the mission, presented in text and extensive sets of figures and photographs, including 16 in spectacular color. There is a 15-page index, four pages of suggested reading, eight pages of facts and figures, two pages of acronyms and 28 pages of notes. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels of readers." (W. E. Howard, Choice, Vol. 45 (1), 2007)"Cassini at Saturn is essentially a revised version of Harland's earlier book of the same name written before Cassini actually got to Saturn . . As a reference book it is highly detailed . . The book has plenty of black and white illustrations . . As a reference, this book is very useful." (Keith Cooper, Astronomy Now, December, 2007)"This work is essentially a new, enlarged edition of Harland's earlier book on Cassini, Mission to Saturn . . this present volume includes a selection of colour images, including spectacular views of Titan from the Huygens probe. This book is an excellent primer on Saturn and the history of humanity's fascination with this spectacular world. It's also a very thorough account of the Cassini mission to date - and the mission is far from over." (David Maclennan, Liftoff, Issue 242, 2007)"Data from Cassini-Huygens will be analysed and interpreted for years to come - the wait for the definitive results will be a long one, so David Harland has decided to jump right in - and it was a good decision! His book is meticulously researched . . an excellent and thorough treatment which I am sure I'll use as a reference for a long time to come. It's a 'must' for planetary and space scientists and is even quite reasonably priced!" (John Zarnecki, The Observatory, Vol. 128 (1203), 2008)