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The Planet Saturn

Interesting facts about the planet Saturn

The Planet SaturnSaturn is the sixth planet from the sun. Its wide band of colorful rings makes Saturn one of the most photographed planets in the
solar system.

Interesting facts about the planet Saturn:

  • Average distance from the sun:  887,108,400 miles
  • Average distance from Earth:  746,000,000 miles
  • Rank in size among the planets:  2nd 
  • Diameter at the equator:  74,975 miles 
  • Planet type: Gaseous 
  • Mass:  95.147 times the earth's mass 
  • Gravity:  1.16 times the earth's gravity 
  • Surface temperature:  approximately -292 F 
  • Orbital velocity:  5.99 miles/sec 
  • Earth years required to orbit the sun:  29.46 
  • Tilt of axis:  2624' 
  • Earth hours required to rotate on its axis: 10h 13m 59s 
  • Escape velocity:  22.12 miles/sec 
  • Number of moons:  31+ 
  • Does it have and atmosphere?  yes 

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