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A Look at Saturn's Magnetosphere

Saturn's magnetosphere is not as big as Jupiter's, but it is still pretty big. It is big enough to hold all of Saturn's moons. The shape of the magnetosphere is affected by its size. The shape is also affected by the fact that Saturn's moon Titan does not contribute a very large cloud to the magnetosphere.

The rings of Saturn definitely affect the motion of particles in the magnetosphere.

Saturn's magnetosphere produces beautiful aurora, as well as strong radio signals and other waves, such as whistler waves.


Last modified June 3, 2003 by Randy Russell.

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