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The Planetary Report • January 1982

Saturn's Atmosphere

On the Cover: False color processing can reveal features of a planet's atmosphere that would be muted or invisible to the human eye. Here, combined ultraviolet, violet, and green images from Voyager 2 bring out bands, waves, and spots that are hard to discern in Saturn's bland, true colors. Using false color images, scientists can model details of the atmospheric composition and structure.
NASA / JPL

Features

3 U.S. Space Science and Technology: James Van Allen looks at the current politics of space.

4 Weather on Saturn—The Second Voyager Look: Garry E. Hunt details what we've learned about Saturn's atmosphere from the second Voyager encounter with the ringed planet.

7 Probing Saturn's Rings: Voyager team members Arthur L. Lane, Richard B. Pomphrey, and Larry Esposito report on revelations about Saturn's rings.

12 DPS Notes: Jon Lomberg reports from the Division for Planetary Sciences meeting.

Departments

6 News & Reviews Military shift; is space our salvation?

10 Washington Watch NASA's budget and The Planetary Society Political Advocacy.

14 Society Notes The Halley-SETI Appeal.

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