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Information On Saturn!

Saturn is a very interesting planet. Saturn's distance from the sun is around 890 million miles and Saturn's surface temperature range is 178`C. The rotational period is 29 Earth years and 11 hours. Saturn's main components are hydrogen and helium but, Saturn does have some methane, hydrogen deuteride, ethane, and ammonia. The gravity of Saturn is 1,066 x Earth's gravity and Saturn has 60 moons but only 18 of them are named. Saturn has rings and wind storms. Saturn is known for its rings and many people think that Saturn's rings are actually rings but they are really made of rocks and ice water.

Saturn from far away

Saturn's ring!

This is a photo of Saturn's rings from far away.
This is a photo of Saturn's rings up close.

More about Saturn!

Saturn is a beautiful planet. Saturn is the 6th planet from the sun. Unfortunately, we can not live on Saturn because it is too far from the sun so it would be too cold for a living thing to survive there. Saturn has a ring around its planet. Some people say it got there by a moon that failed to form completely and spread out around Saturn. Other people think that the rings are made by rocks that got stuck together. Saturn's atmosphere contains mostly hydrogen and helium. Saturn's clouds are a mixture of gold/beige/white. The temperature on Saturn can drop to -285 Farrenheit. Saturn is named after the Roman God of planting and harvesting. Saturn's magnetic field is much stronger than Earth's but much weaker than Jupiter's.


What is "The White Spot"?

"The White Spot" comes and goes every 30 years and can be in different spots. Scientest believe that "The White Spot" is a giant warm ball of gas building up at a high speed. Some people believe that the giant, warm ball of gas goes through a thick covering of old, dirty ammonia ice in the upper atmosphere of Saturn. What gives these White Spots an ordinary color is the cool gas that gets expanded.