Mysterious Twist Found in Saturn’s Electric Ring

A similar “ring current” phenomenon occurs around Earth as a relatively stable donut when present, but new Cassini spacecraft images show Saturn’s loop is a lopsided mess. “It’s curious that Saturn’s ring current isn’t symmetric,” said Don Mitchell, an astrophysicist at Johns Hopkins University who helped examine the images beamed back to Earth. “

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