Surprising magnetic reconnection spotted on Sa…

Paris (ESA) Jun 11, 2018

Data from the international Cassini mission has revealed that a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection can occur on the dayside of Saturn, within the planet’s magnetic environment.

Reconnection happens when two magnetic fields collide – for example when the Earth’s magnetic field is hit by the stream of charged particles released by the Sun as the solar wind.

The magnetic field arou
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