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Solar System Summary 7: Saturn ASTR 1101 Saturn Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun. Saturn has a diameter of 120,540 km. This is equal to 9.5 Earth diameters. Saturn is slightly larger through the equator than the poles. It is an oblate spheroid. Saturn has a mass of 5.684 x10^26 kg or 95.1 Earth masses. The density of Saturn is 0.69 gm/cm^3. It rotates once in 10.65 hours or 0.43 Earth days. A year is 29.46 Earth years long. (window.ucar.com) The surface of Saturn is similar to Jupiter’s in that it is like a soup of liquid hydrogen. There is no solid surface and nothing to really give it any color, because there are not the clouds like Jupiter has. The atmosphere is banded like Jupiter and even has some storms like Jupiter’s red spot, although they are on a much smaller scale. The interior is also very similar to Jupiter in being a relatively small rocky core. Saturn has a giant magnetic field as well, but its most well known feature is the rings. Two prominent rings (A and B) and one faint ring
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