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Saturn Has a Weirdly Neat, Symmetrical Magnetic Field. We May Finally Know Why – ScienceAlert

Saturn really stands out among the Solar System planets, and not just because of its glorious system of rings. Its magnetic field is also peculiar; unlike other…

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Saturn really stands out among the Solar System planets, and not just because of its glorious system of rings. Its magnetic field is also peculiar; unlike other planets, with their off-axis fields, Saturn’s magnetic field is almost perfectly symmetrical around its rotational axis.
This odd magnetic field, and the NASA Cassini mission that spent months swooping through it, represent a rare opportunity: to probe the interior of a gas giant, usually so difficult to peer into. Now, a new analysis of…

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