Solar-System Studies at High Angular Resolution

  • T. H. Encrenaz
Part of the NATO Science Series C: (closed) book series (ASIC, volume 501)


Solar-system objects are characterized by an extreme variety of physical and orbital conditions. They include planets, satellites and ring systems, asteroids, comets and interplanetary dust. The dimensions of Sun-orbiting objects range from micron-size (in the case of interplanetary and cometary dust) to several ten thousand km (in the case of the giant planets). Their distances to the Sun range from less than an AU (0.3 AU in the case of Mercury, less for Sun-grazing comets) to several tens of AU (40 AU in the case of Pluto).


Imaging Spectroscopy Heliocentric Distance Giant Planet Adaptive Optic Cometary Nucleus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. H. Encrenaz
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  1. 1.DESPAObservatoire de ParisMeudonFrance

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