Saturn - Saturn Saturn Saturn imaged by the Cassini orbiter...

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Saturn Saturn Saturn imaged by the Cassini orbiter Designations Pronunciation i / ˈ s æ t r ə n / [1] Adjective Saturnian, Cronian Orbital characteristics [2] [3] Epoch J2000.0 Aphelion 1,513,325,783 k m 10.115 958 04 AU Perihelion 1,353,572,956 k m 9.048 076 35 AU Semi-major axis 1,433,449,370 k m 9.582 017 20 AU Eccentricity 0.055 723 219 Orbital period 10,759.22 days 29.4571 yr 24,491.07 Saturn solar days [4] Synodic period 378.09 days [5] Average orbital speed 9.69 km/s [5] Mean anomaly 320.346 750° Inclination 2.485 240° to Ecliptic 5.51° to Sun's equator 0.93° to invariable
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plane [6] Longitude of ascending node 113.642 811° Argument of perihelion 336.013 862° Satellites ~ 200 observed (61 with secure orbits) Physical characteristics Equatorial radius 60,268 ± 4 km [7] [8] 9.4492 Earths Polar radius 54,364 ± 10 km [7] [8] 8.5521 Earths Flattening 0.097 96 ± 0.000 18 Surface area 4.27×10 10 km² [8] [9]
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