SP-345 Evolution of the Solar System

 

FIGURE 18.6.1.- Photometric curve of the Saturnian rings (according to Dollfus, 1961).

FIGURE 18.6.1.- Photometric curve of the Saturnian rings (according to Dollfus, 1961). The abscissa gives the distance from the center of Saturn in cm. The top scale giver. the orbital period of the particles.. The periods., which are integral fractions. of the periods. Of the inner Saturnian satellites, are marked in the upper part of the diagram. According to the resonance theory, the density minima in the ring system should be produced by resonance with there satellites. The lack of correlation between low-integer resonances and structural features shows. that this is. not the care.

 
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