OPS4 | The Mysterious Saturn System

OPS4

The Mysterious Saturn System
Co-organized by MITM
Convener: Conor Nixon | Co-conveners: Mauro Ciarniello, Alice Lucchetti, Nadine Nettelmann

The Saturn system inspires awe with its brilliant bright rings, its diversity of moons from large to small, and the rapidly rotating planet itself with its polar hexagon and dramatic storm outbursts. The data from the Cassini-Huygens mission has aded more questions than answers, including whether the system has always looked this way, or it still rapidly evolving at recent times. This session welcomes submissions that address the many facets of the Saturn system, including those that seek to place it in the wider context of the solar system and exoplanetary systems.

The Saturn system inspires awe with its brilliant bright rings, its diversity of moons from large to small, and the rapidly rotating planet itself with its polar hexagon and dramatic storm outbursts. The data from the Cassini-Huygens mission has aded more questions than answers, including whether the system has always looked this way, or it still rapidly evolving at recent times. This session welcomes submissions that address the many facets of the Saturn system, including those that seek to place it in the wider context of the solar system and exoplanetary systems.