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Saturn

Basic Characteristics, Saturn's Atmosphere, Saturnian Storms, Saturn's Rings, Saturn's Icy Moons

Saturn, sixth planet from the Sun, is the most remote of the planets that were known to premodern astronomers. Saturn is a gas giant with no solid surface; it is 9.45 times wider than Earth and 95 times more massive. It is circled by hundreds of rings consisting of small, ice-covered particles and is also host to at least 30 moons, including Titan, largest moon in the solar system and the only one with an extensive atmosphere.


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