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Saturn ♄
Planet Saturn

♄ Saturn: The Ringed Planet     

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


      Saturn Surface Map

      Saturn surface map



      Saturn vs. Earth Ratios


      diameter = 9.45
      gravity = 0.92
      surface pressure =
      solar irradiance = 0.01
      day = 0.44
      year = 29.4
      sun distance = 9.6
        
      diameter = 1
      gravity = 1
      surface pressure = 1
      solar irradiance = 1
      day = 1
      year = 1
      sun distance = 1




      82 Moons of Saturn (in order of size)

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

      Pallene moon

      Pallene

      Aegir

      Bergelmir

      Greip

      Hati

      S/2006 S 1

      S/2006 S 3

      S/2004 S7

      S/2004 S13

      S/2004 S27

      S/2004 S35

      Jarnsaxa

      Surtur

      Farbauti

      Fenrir

      S/2004 S12

      S/2004 S17

      S/2007 S2

      S/2007 S3

      S/2004 S23

      S/2004 S25

      S/2004 S26

      S/2004 S28

      S/2004 S29

      S/2004 S31

      S/2004 S32

      S/2004 S33

      Methone moon

      Methone

      S/2004 S37

      S/2004 S38

      S/2004 S20

      S/2004 S21

      S/2004 S22

      S/2004 S24

      S/2004 S30

      S/2004 S36

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