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Cassini Reveals Saturn's Secrets

saturn auroraFor 13 years, the University of Iowa has had a front-row seat on NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn, thanks to a radio- and plasma-wave instrument designed by a team of engineers and scientists in the UI Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The instrument has studied Saturn’s auroras, rings, and months-long storms, among other findings that “were not anticipated” but raised exciting new questions about Saturn and its environs, says UI research scientist Bill Kurth.

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