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Unformatted text preview: oblate, but to a lesser extent. Saturn is the only planet of the Solar System that is less dense than water; about 30% less.  Although Saturn's core is considerably denser than water, the average specific density of the planet is 0.69 g/cm 3 due to the gaseous atmosphere. Saturn is 95 times the mass of the Earth ,  compared to Jupiter, which is 318 times the mass of the Earth  but only about 20% larger than Saturn.  Together, Jupiter and Saturn hold 92% of the total planetary mass in the Solar System...
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course AST AST1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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