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Saturn

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Saturn
Distances:
From Sun: 1 350 000 000 km
From Sun: 9.6 AU
Orbit:
An orbit is "once around" to the exact same place again.
Days:
A Day on Saturn is 10.6 hours. The planet spins very fast!

Discovered by:
Unknown

The Ringed planet. Can be seen with your eyes without a telescope so it has been seen for all of recorded history as a "wandering star."

Rings were first seen by Galileo Galilei in 1609.
Gravity:
on the outside layer of Saturn, the gravity would be about
90%
the same as Earth, or
0.9 G
.
Temperature:
Maximum Temperature: -184 °C




Minimum Temperature: -184 °C
Circumference:
Saturn's circumference is
378 604 km around!
MASS
Saturn has a mass of approximately 95.2 Earths.
Name:
Saturn
Named After
: Zeus's Father Kronos. Titan god of the harvest.
Orbit (Earth years): 29.4
Atmosphere:
Very thin farther out. Gases are turned to liquids near core due to high pressure.
Scientific debate over whether Saturn has a rocky core.

75% hydrogen
25% helium
(trace amounts of other gases)

Surface:
Storms, storms and more storms
Compare the size (not the distance)
Moons:
Rings:
Magnetic Field:
yes
many
62
How old would you be if you
were a Saturnite?
Probes:
More Than 30 have been sent.
Mariner 2
Venera 13
Magellan
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