Richard Jerousek Publishes Article on Saturn’s Rings in ‘Science’

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses 

Congratulations to Professor of Physics Richard Jerousek who recently published an article with a number of authors on Saturn’s rings in “Science” magazine.

The article, “Close-range remote sensing of Saturn’s rings during Cassini’s ring-grazing orbits and Grand Finale,” discussed the discoveries made during the final stages of the Cassini mission to Saturn in which the spacecraft flew between the planet and its rings.

To view the abstract or purchase the article, which was also the feature on the cover of the magazine, click here.

Richard’s research interests include the dynamics and structure of planetary rings and the origin of planetary systems. He worked on the Cassini Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph (UVIS) team from 2008 until the end of the Cassini mission in 2017, studying the characteristics of the individual particles that make up Saturn’s rings. He also studied various ring structures, which were too small to be observed directly using Cassini’s cameras but significantly larger than the largest individual particles that make up the rings. As a researcher at Florida Space Institute, Richard continues to analyze and interpret the wealth of data collected during the Cassini mission.

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