Where does Saturn fit into the Solar System and what makes this planet unique?
- Saturn is the 6th planet from the Sun.
- Saturn has such a low density that it would float on water.
- There are 62 moons orbiting Saturn.
- Saturn's rings contain billions of particles travelling faster than a bullet.
6th planet from the Sun
Average distance to Sun: 1.4 billion km
There are 62 moons orbiting Saturn
Atmosphere: 94% Hydrogen, 6% Helium
Traces of: Ammonia, Methane, Water Vapour
The outer clouds reach -140°C
Saturn = 95 Earth masses
Saturn has such a low density
It would float on water!
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