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The Jovian flyby of the Ulysses spacecraft presented the opportunity to confirm and complement the findings of the four previous missions that investigated the structure and dynamics of the Jovian magnetosphere and magnetic field, as well as to explore for the first time the high-latitude dusk side of the magnetosphere and its boundary regions. In addition(More)
Cassini's successful orbit insertion has provided the first examination of Saturn's magnetosphere in 23 years, revealing a dynamic plasma and magnetic environment on short and long time scales. There has been no noticeable change in the internal magnetic field, either in its strength or its near-alignment with the rotation axis. However, the external(More)
The Cassini magnetometer has detected the interaction of the magnetospheric plasma of Saturn with an atmospheric plume at the icy moon Enceladus. This unanticipated finding, made on a distant flyby, was subsequently confirmed during two follow-on flybys, one very close to Enceladus. The magnetometer data are consistent with local outgassing activity via a(More)
The fast transit of the Ulysses spacecraft from the south polar regions of the heliosphere to the north polar regions has allowed us to obtain a unique perspective on the configuration and properties of the heliospheric magnetic field at a time of solar minimum activity. We compare the magnetic field in the northern and southern hemispheres and find no(More)
The rapid crossing of the solar equatorial region by Ulysses as it returned from the south pole resulted in 7 crossings of the heliospheric current sheet between 10 " S and 20 " N and 10 distinct solar wind interaction regions between 18 " S and 22 " N. Both the extent of the current sheet and the latitude interval containing the interaction regions are a(More)
Interplanetary shocks observed at the Ulysses spacecraft as it traveled from the ecliptic plane to the southern solar pole have been identified and analyzed using both magnetic field and plasma measurements. The latitude dependences of various parameters associated with the shocks (beta, θ BN and Mach number) have been investigated. The direction of shock(More)
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