Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and is the second largest planet (after Jupiter), with a diameter of 120536 kilometers (9.4 times that of Earth). Saturn is known for its spectacular rings, which can be clearly seen with a home telescope of modest size. Saturn is one of the four gas giants. Even though Saturn is much more massive than Earth, if it had a solid surface and you stood on it you would weigh only 6% more than you do on Earth. This is because you would be standing much farther from the center of the planet than you do on Earth.
- 1 Orbit
- 2 Rotation
- 3 Physical characteristics
- 4 Regions
- 5 Atmosphere
- 6 Internal structure
- 7 Magnetic field
- 8 Rings
- 9 Satellites
Saturn orbits the Sun in 29.46 Earth-years, with an orbital eccentricity of 0.05 and an average distance from the Sun of 9.54 AU (Earth-Sun distances).
Saturn rotates prograde (in the direction of its path around the Sun) once every 10 hours 14 minutes, with an axial tilt of 25.33°.
Saturn is the only planet that is less dense than water—in fact its density is just 0.69 that of water.
Clouds and winds
The most beautiful planetary system
The discovery Of Saturn's rings
Composition of the rings
The origin of the rings
The shepherd satellites
"Spokes" or radial formations
Titan is the second largest moon in the solar system and has a diameter over 5% greater than that of the planet Mercury. It is the only planetary moon that has a thick atmosphere.