Charged "rain" from Saturn's rings

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Post by Lazarus on 15th April 2013, 2:37 pm

JPL: Blame it on the Rain (from Saturn's Rings)

Charged particles of water from Saturn's rings are drawn along magnetic field lines and "rain" into the atmosphere. This appears to be quenching the regions of the ionosphere onto which the particles fall.
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