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Jupiter's rings


Voyager 2 observations of the jovian ring system discovered by Voyager 1 are presented. The rings were observed both above and below the jovian equatorial plane and at extremely low and high phase angles. This ring system seems to represent a steady state configuration for small particles that are slowly moving in toward Jupiter. It must be resupplied from sources well outside Roche's limit.

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Owen, T., Danielson, G., Cook, A. et al. Jupiter's rings. Nature 281, 442–446 (1979).

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