SATURN

The sixth planet of the Solar System

Saturn is the sixth planet of the Solar System in terms of distance from the sun. It ranks second in terms of weight and size. Saturn is called a gas giant, and its characteristic feature are rings composed primarily of ice and with less debris. We know 62 natural satellites of Saturn.

Comparing Saturn to Earth...

Comparing Saturn to Earth, we can say that its radius is 9 times greater than the radius of the Earth, but its density is only one-eighth the density of the Earth.

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Saturn is the only planet in the solar system with an average density less than the density of water. The rings extend from 120 to 6630 km 700 km above the equator of the planet, are about 20 meters in thickness and are composed in 93% of the ice particles with pollutants.

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One theory is that the rings are remnants of a destroyed moon of Saturn. The second states that the rings are remnants of the original nebula from which Saturn was created.

It all contributes to the fact that Saturn is amazing visually and this, of which it is composed.

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