Saturn

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Planets
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Saturn

Saturn's Rings•Saturn's rings are made of billions of pieces of ice, dust and rocks•billions of ring particles in ring system•ring particle sizes can be dust-sized grains or as large as mountains•rings are pieces of comets, asteroids and shattered moons that broke up •each ring orbits at a different speed•Cassini Division is the largest gap in the rings

Saturn

More of Saturn's Rings•rings are named alphabetically in the order they were discovered•Saturn has the largest rings out of the three gas planets that have rings•rings have a thickness of either one kilometer or less•they can be as wide as 282,000 km.•their width is about three quarters the distance between Earth and the Moon

Saturn Facts•about 75% hydrogen and 25% helium•volume is 755 times greater than Earth's•Winds can reach 1,600 feet per second•winds and heat rising from the planet, cause the gold tint in the atmosphere•Saturn has 52 known natural satellites•Titan is Saturn's largest moon•Saturn's magnetic field is 578 times greater than Earth's•first visited by NASA's Pioneer 11 in 1979•Saturn is the least dense of the planets•20 lb. bookbag would weigh 21.2 lb.


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