Identification of a Dynamic Atmosphere at Enceladus with the Cassini Magnetometer

@article{Dougherty2006IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a Dynamic Atmosphere at Enceladus with the Cassini Magnetometer},
  author={Michele K Dougherty and Krishan K Khurana and Fritz Manfred Neubauer and Christopher T Russell and Joachim Saur and Jared Scott Leisner and Michael E. Burton},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={311},
  pages={1406 - 1409}
}
  • Michele K Dougherty, Krishan K Khurana, +4 authors Michael E. Burton
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Physics
  • Science
  • 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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