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Scientists Model Saturn’s Interior – Thick Layer of Helium Rain May Influence the Planet’s Magnetic Field – SciTechDaily

Researchers simulate conditions necessary for planet’s unique magnetic field. New Johns Hopkins University simulations offer an intriguing look into Saturn’s interior,…

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The magnetic field of Saturn seen at the surface. Credit: Ankit Barik/Johns Hopkins University
Researchers simulate conditions necessary for planet’s unique magnetic field.
New Johns Hopkins University simulations offer an intriguing look into Saturn’s interior, suggesting that a thick layer of helium rain influences the planet’s magnetic field.
The models, published recently in AGU Advances, also indicate that Saturn’s interior may feature higher temperatures at the equatorial region, with lower…

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