The Dust Halo of Saturn's Largest Icy Moon, Rhea

  title={The Dust Halo of Saturn's Largest Icy Moon, Rhea},
  author={G. Jones and E. Roussos and N. Krupp and U. Beckmann and A. Coates and F. Crary and I. Dandouras and V. Dikarev and M. Dougherty and P. Garnier and C. J. Hansen and A. Hendrix and G. Hospodarsky and R. Johnson and S. Kempf and K. K. Khurana and S. Krimigis and H. Krueger and W. Kurth and A. Lagg and H. McAndrews and D. Mitchell and C. Paranicas and F. Postberg and C. Russell and J. Saur and M. Sei{\ss} and F. Spahn and R. Srama and D. F. Strobel and Robert L. Tokar and J. Wahlund and R. Wilson and J. Woch and D. Young},
  pages={1380 - 1384}
  • G. Jones, E. Roussos, +32 authors D. Young
  • Published 2008
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
  • Saturn's moon Rhea had been considered massive enough to retain a thin, externally generated atmosphere capable of locally affecting Saturn's magnetosphere. The Cassini spacecraft's in situ observations reveal that energetic electrons are depleted in the moon's vicinity. The absence of a substantial exosphere implies that Rhea's magnetospheric interaction region, rather than being exclusively induced by sputtered gas and its products, likely contains solid material that can absorb… CONTINUE READING
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