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POSSIBLE ELECTROMAGNETIC NATURE OF THE SATURN'S RINGS: SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND MAGNETIC LEVITATION

By V. V. Tchernyi and A. Y. Pospelov

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Abstract:
Hypothesis of possible superconductivity of the iced matter of the rings of Saturn (based on the data of Voyager and Pioneer space missions) allow us to explain many phenomena which have not been adequately understood earlier. By introducing into planetary physics the force of magnetic levitation of the superconducting iced particle of the rings, which interact with the magnetosphere of the planet, it becomes possible to explain the origin, evolution, and dynamics of the rings; to show how the consequent precipitation of the rings' matter upon the planet was concluded; how the rings began their rotation; how they were compressed by the magnetic field into the thin disc, and how this disc was fractured into hundreds of thousands of separated rings; why in the ring B do exist "spokes"; why magnetic field lines have distortion near by ring F; why there is a variable azimuth brightness of the ring A; why the rings reflected radio waves so efficiently; why there exists strong electromagnetic radiation of the rings in the 20,4 kHz-40,2 MHz range and Saturnian kilometric radiation; why there is anomalous reflection of circularly polarized microwaves; why there are spectral anomalies of the thermal radiation of the rings; why the matter of the various rings does not mix but preserves its small-scale color differences; why there is an atmosphere of unknown origin nearby the rings of Saturn; why there are waves of density and bending waves within Saturn's rings; why planetary rings in the solar system appear only after the Belt of Asteroids (and may be the Belt of Asteroids itself is a ring for the Sun); why our planet Earth has no rings of its own.

Citation: (See works that cites this article)
V. V. Tchernyi and A. Y. Pospelov, "Possible Electromagnetic Nature of the Saturn's Rings: Superconductivity and Magnetic Levitation," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 52, 277-299, 2005.
doi:10.2528/PIER04082801
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=0408281

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