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

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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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