Planetary Rings Larry Esposito (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
WHENEVER I talk to solar-system experts, they point to the University of Arizona Press title Planetary Rings as one of their bibles.
Other than Saturn's E ring, whose tiny water-ice particles are supplied by geysers on the moon Enceladus (see page 19), all other planetary rings
Mechanisms of such clustering may play a role in natural phenomena such as the formation of planetary rings
and movement of sea-ice floes.
Many of the processes going on in planetary rings
are very similar - though different in detail - to the processes that likely occurred in the formation of the solar system.
These putative bands have been modeled theoretically for decades--they have the distinction of being the longest-studied planetary rings
whose existence has yet to be verified
Synnott notes that the pictures have yielded "not a hint" of the short, comma-shaped arcs that may be Neptune's odd version of planetary rings
Nicholson, a Cornell University specialist in planetary rings
and the dynamics of natural satellites, is a member of the Visual-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer science team on the Cassini mission to Saturn.
After all, the Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft that went to Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus passed through the asteroid belt, planetary rings
and radiation belts with little or no damage.