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Saturn
Saturn
Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun.
Designation
Other names None
Orbital Characteristics
Adjective Saturnian, Cronian
Aphelion 1,513,325,783 km (10.11595804 AU)
Semimajor axis 1,433,449,370 km (9.5820172 AU)
Orbital Period 10,759.22 earth days (29 earth years)
Average orbital speed 9.69 km/s (21,675 mph, 34,882 km/h)
Satellites 62 (Click here for full list)
Physical Characteristics
Surface area 4.27×1010 km (83 earths)
Volume 8.2713×1014 km (763 earths)
Mass 5.6846×1026 kg (95 earths)
Axial tilt 26.73°
Surface temperature (min) Unknown
Surface temperature (avg) Unknown
Surface temperature (mean) 134 K (-218 °F, -139 °C)
Surface temperature (max) Unknown
Other information
Population 0
Atmosphere
Surface Pressure Unknown
Composition ~96% hydrogen

~3% helium ~0.4% methane ~0.01% ammonia ~0.01% hydrogen deuteride 0.0007% ethane

Habitable No, gas giant and far too cold

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun, and the second largest planet in our Solar System, next to Jupiter. Saturn is a gas giant with an average radius about nine times that of Earth. While only one-eighth the average density of Earth, with its larger volume Saturn is just over 95 times more massive.

Saturn's interior is probably composed of a core of iron, nickel and rock (silicon and oxygen compounds), surrounded by a deep layer of metallic hydrogen, an intermediate layer of liquid hydrogen and liquid helium and an outer gaseous layer.

Saturn is most famous for it's prominent ring system that consists of nine continuous main rings and three discontinuous arcs, composed mostly of ice particles with a smaller amount of rocky debris and dust.

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