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Planet Saturn



Saturn is the sixth of nine planets in our solar system and is one of the outer "gas giant" planets. Saturn is best viewed in winter and is found in the constellation of Gemini and near the constellation of Cancer.

Saturn Facts
      1. Mass (kg)
      2. 5.688e+26
      1. Radius (km)
      2. 60,268
      1. Density (gm/cm3)
      2. 0.69
      1. Distance from sun (km)
      2. 1,429,400,000
      1. Rotational period (days)
      2. 10.233
      1. Orbital period (years)
      2. 29.458
      1. Orbital velocity (km/sec)
      2. 9.67
      1. Eccentricity of orbit
      2. 0.0560
      1. Tilt of axis (°)
      2. 25.33
      1. Inclination of orbit (°)
      2. 2.488
      1. Surface gravity (m/sec2)
      2. 9.05
      1. Escape velocity (km/sec)
      2. 35.49
      1. Albedo
      2. 0.47
      1. Magnitude (Vo)
      2. 0.67
      1. Cloud temperature
      2. -125°C
      1. Atmosphere
      2. H=97%, He=3%
      1. Moons
      2. 62


    Rings of Saturn
        1. Name
        2. Planetary Distance (km)
        3. Shepherd Moon
        1. D Ring
        2. 66,900-74,510
        1. C Ring
        2. 74,658-92,000
        1. B Ring
        2. 92,000-117,580
        1. Cassini Division
        2. 117,580-122,170
        1. A Ring
        2. 122,170-136,775
        3. Atlas
        1. Encke Gap
        2. inside A Ring
        3. Pan
        1. Keeler Gap
        2. inside A Ring
        3. Daphnis
        1. Roche Division
        2. 136,775-139,380
        1. F Ring
        2. 140,180
        3. Prometheus, Pandora
        1. Janus/Epimetheus Ring
        2. 149,000-154,000
        3. Janus, Epimetheus
        1. G Ring
        2. 166,000-175,000
        3. Aegaeon
        1. Methone Ring Arc
        2. 194,230
        3. Methone
        1. Methone Ring Arc
        2. 194,230
        3. Methone
        1. Anthe Ring Arc
        2. 197,665
        3. Anthe
        1. Pallene Ring
        2. 211,000-213,500
        3. Pallene
        1. E Ring
        2. 180,000-480,000
        1. Phoebe Ring
        2. 4,000,000 - 13,000,000
        3. Phoebe


      62 Moons of Saturn (in order of size)

      The first 6 moons listed are viewable using a decent-sized telescope. Titan is viewable with binoculars.

      S/2004 S13

      S/2006 S1

      S/2004 S17

      S/2004 S12

      S/2007 S3

      S/2004 S7

      S/2006 S3

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