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Dr Chris Arridge is a space scientist, science writer, coder and swing dancer living in Lancaster in the North West of the UK. He is a Royal Society Research Fellow and Lecturer in Lancaster University’s Department of Physics. His work focuses on space exploration and planetary science and has been involved in discoveries on the origin of Saturn’s northern lights, ice grains near Saturn’s moon Enceladus, and on how energy is stored and released in Saturn’s magnetic field. He works on NASA’s Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn/Titan, ESA’s JUICE mission to Jupiter and it’s moon Ganymede, and is a leader of a world-wide effort to get a new space mission launched to Uranus. He is also a swing and rock and roll dancer and runs dance events and teaches Lindy Hop in Lancaster. When he’s not doing physics or dancing he runs, hikes, reads, and enjoys cooking and eating very spicy food.