Identification of a Dynamic Atmosphere at Enceladus with the Cassini Magnetometer

  title={Identification of a Dynamic Atmosphere at Enceladus with the Cassini Magnetometer},
  author={Michele K. Dougherty and Krishan K. Khurana and Fritz M. Neubauer and Christopher T. Russell and Joachim Saur and Jared Scott Leisner and Marcia E. Burton},
  pages={1406 - 1409}
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 plume from the surface of the moon near its south pole, as confirmed by other Cassini instruments. 
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