The ringed planet


Planet Profile:

Equator Diameter:
120,536 km
Orbit Distance:
1,426,666,422 km (9.54 AU)
Orbit Peroid:
10,756 days (29.5 years)
5.68 × 10^26 kg (95 Earths)
Effective Temp:
-178 °C
First Recorded:
8th century BC

Quick Facts:

  • Saturn has the most extensive rings in the solar system
  • Saturn is a gas giant, like Jupiter
  • Saturn can be seen with the naked eye
  • Saturn is the flattest planet, this is due to its low density and fast rotation
  • Saturn is made mostly of hydrogen
  • Saturn has 150 moons and smaller moonlets.

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  • Mimas
  • Enceladus
  • Tethys
  • Dione
  • Rhea
  • Titan
  • Iapetus
  • + 55 others

Did you know?

Saturn's rings are made up of are billions of particles that range in size from tiny dust grains to to objects as large as mountains. These are made up of chunks of ice and rock, believed to have come from asteroids comets or even moons.

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