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Saturn's atmosphere is very thick but with less surface gravity.It is blurry and hard to see, from its haze and yellowish hue that its atmosphere presented. The winds blow very high speed at a easterly direction. from the result of energy emitted by its core.Contains a white arrowhead shaped feature near the equator, named to be a storm on Saturn.Saturn radiates more energy than it does when it is absorbed from the Sun.Saturn's atmosphere and hydrogen mantle are very large.Contains a small shell of metallic hydrogen which makes it a more mass concentrated at its center.

The sixth planet and is also the seond largest planet.The rings of Saturn incline at a 27 degree.It is 9.5 A.U. and a day on Saturn is 10 hours and 39 minutes but takes 29.5 Earth years to rotate around the sun. Its also 9.4 Earth radii. Mostly composed of hydrogen 94% but with small amounts of helium 6% and methane.Its yellow hue is brought by broad atmospheric banding.Very less dense than water 0.7 gm/cc.


Saturn's magnetic field is 8,000 times the strength of Earth's magnetic field.Contains no current sheet for the magnetic field is not very strong and the rings of Saturn serve to take out the charged particles.Saturn's aurora is produced as trapped charged particles from the magnetosphere colliding with atmospheric gases.

In the Roche limit of a planet, the tidal forces overcome the internal forces and disrupt the moon or a comet.They are not a solid or liquid.The brightest rings are made of building sized blocks of rock or ice, while the faintest rings are made of icy dust.The particle that lies in an orbit above or below the ring must pass through the ring twice each orbit which will collide and cause the particles to exchange their energy.Then when the Orbital resonance occurs, the orbital period of the moon and the orbital period of a ring particle are in a fractional configuration which then makes extra gravitational pull on the ring particle itself.The Shepherd moons work in pairs on the inner and outer edge of rings to gravitational push and also pull.The above F ring, resolves into 5 separate strands.Moons might also be gravitationally pulling material away from the ring.

Titan-Largest moon from Saturn's moons. Contains a very thick atmosphere. Says to be resembling a frozen version of Earth in the past. Has a active atmosphere and Earth-like processes that shape its surface. The Cassini revealed that Titan's surface is shaped by rivers and lakes of liquid ethane and methane which is forming clouds. Then Huygens took measurements of atmospheric composition and wind speeds during its decent, along with images showing telltale patterns of erosion cause from flowing liquid. It then came to rest on a floodplain, surrounded by rounded cobbles of water ice.Medium sized moons- There are 6 total medium sized moons (Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Iapetus) and all are very heavily cratered. The surface of Enceladus shows signs of intense recent geologic activity. These moons are ice geysers erupting from the surface.

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