X-ray and energetic neutral particle emission from Saturn's magnetosphere

E. Kirsch, S. M. Krimigis, W. H. Ip, G. Gloeckler

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Abstract

Although Voyager 1 was not equipped for the detection of X-rays and neutral particles, its low energy charged particle detector (LECP) records suggest a significant flux of these radiations. X-rays could be due to substantial precipitating electron fluxes in the auroral region or the rings whereas energetic neutrals could be due to charge-exchange between trapped ions and Saturn's neutral hydrogen disk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)718-721
Number of pages4
JournalNature
Volume292
Issue number5825
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

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