How Do We Know What Saturn’s Core Rotation Period Is and How Strong Is Saturn’s Magnetic Field?

The planet Saturn has a very strong magnetic field.

Spacecraft sent to study the planet recorded regularly pulsing radio waves to determine the core’s rotational speed.

The magnetic field on Saturn is at least 500 times, some say 1,000 times, stronger than Earth’s magnetic field.

Saturn’s magnetic poles are almost exactly aligned with its geographic north and south poles, though magnetic north is at the south pole and vice versa.

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