Physical Properties of Saturn
It is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest. It is about 98% hydrogen, 3% helium, 0.4% methane, 0.1% ammonia(meaning a gas with bad smell), 0.1% hydrogen deuteride and 0.0007% ethane.
Jupiter compared to Saturn
Ten facts about Saturn
Saturn is 886 million miles from the Sun and takes about 29 years for it to travel around the Sun. Its path is elliptical meaning and oval shape orbit.
Saturn Compared to Earth
Saturn is 95 times the Earth's mass, 700 times the Earth's volume and is 10 times farther from the Sun than the Earth. It can hold about 778 Earths.
Saturn has seven rings(A,B,C,D,E,F,G). All the rings are made of dust, rock, and ice.
E and G are not shown
There are four missions that successfully saw Saturn. Pioneer 11, Voyager 1 and 2 were all flybys, Cassini is actually orbiting Saturn right now.
Cassini: Coming Attractions at Saturn
Meaning of Saturn
In Greek mythology Saturn means Cronus, father of Zeus(Jupiter), son of Uranus and Gaea(Earth) and ruler of the Titans.