Measurement and implications of Saturn’s gravity field and ring mass

  title={Measurement and implications of Saturn’s gravity field and ring mass},
  author={L. Iess and B. Militzer and Y. Kaspi and P. Nicholson and D. Durante and P. Racioppa and A. Anabtawi and E. Galanti and W. Hubbard and M. J. Mariani and P. Tortora and S. Wahl and M. Zannoni},
  • L. Iess, B. Militzer, +10 authors M. Zannoni
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine, Geology
  • Science
  • Cassini's last look at Saturn's rings During the final stages of the Cassini mission, the spacecraft flew between the planet and its rings, providing a new view on this spectacular system (see the Perspective by Ida). Setting the scene, Spilker reviews the numerous discoveries made using Cassini during the 13 years it spent orbiting Saturn. Iess et al. measured the gravitational pull on Cassini, separating the contributions from the planet and the rings. This allowed them to determine the… CONTINUE READING
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