Origin of the Saturn System

Abstract

Cassini mission results are providing new insights into the origin of the Saturn system and giant planet satellite systems generally. The chapter discusses current models for the formation of giant planets and their satellites and reviews major Cassini findings which help advance our understanding of the system's formation and evolution to its current state.

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