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Lane et al. 1982

Lane, A.L., C.W. Hord, R.A. West, L.W. Esposito, D.L. Coffeen, M. Sato, K.E. Simmons, R.B. Pomphrey, and R.B. Morris, 1982: Photopolarimetry from Voyager 2: Preliminary results from Saturn, Titan, and the rings. Science, 215, 537-543, doi:10.1126/science.215.4532.537.

The Voyager 2 photopolarimter was reprogrammed prior to the August 1981 Saturn encounter to perform orthogonal-polarization, two-color measurements on Saturn, Titan, and the rings. Saturn's atmosphere has ultraviolet limb brightening in the mid-latitudes and pronounced polar darkening north of 65°N. Titan's opaque atmosphere shows strong positive polarization at all phase angles (2.5° to 154°), and no single-size spherical particle model appears to fit the data. A single radial stellar occultation of the darkened, shadowed rings indicates a ring thickness of less than 200 meters at several locations, and clear evidence for density waves caused by satellite resonances. Multiple, very narrow strands of material were found in the Encke division and within the brightest single strand of the F ring.

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@article{la09000a,
  author={Lane, A. L. and Hord, C. W. and West, R. A. and Esposito, L. W. and Coffeen, D. L. and Sato, M. and Simmons, K. E. and Pomphrey, R. B. and Morris, R. B.},
  title={Photopolarimetry from Voyager 2: Preliminary results from Saturn, Titan, and the rings},
  year={1982},
  journal={Science},
  volume={215},
  pages={537--543},
  doi={10.1126/science.215.4532.537},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - la09000a
AU  - Lane, A. L.
AU  - Hord, C. W.
AU  - West, R. A.
AU  - Esposito, L. W.
AU  - Coffeen, D. L.
AU  - Sato, M.
AU  - Simmons, K. E.
AU  - Pomphrey, R. B.
AU  - Morris, R. B.
PY  - 1982
TI  - Photopolarimetry from Voyager 2: Preliminary results from Saturn, Titan, and the rings
JA  - Science
VL  - 215
SP  - 537
EP  - 543
DO  - 10.1126/science.215.4532.537
ER  -

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