Planet Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun, and the second largest planet in the solar system. The planet is prominent for its nine rings. It has at least 31 moons, including Titan, Mimas, Enceladus, Hyperion, Rhea, and Phoebe.

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Planet Saturn
Moons and Natural Satellites

What are the names of Saturn's moons?

As of March 8, 2011 there are 62 natural satellites with confirmed orbits. Of these, 53 have been officially designated as moons and named. 9 (provisional) have list designations and confirmed orbits, but are not yet official moons, so have not been named.

In addition to the rings, there are countless small objects orbiting Saturn, of various materials, sizes, densities, masses, and life expectancies. Solid data on the remaining satellites are lacking, but as much as anything else, a clear, limiting, definition of the term, moon, is lacking.

Moons:

Aegaeon

Aegir

Albiorix

Anthe

Atlas

Bebhionn

Bergelmir

Bestla

Calypso

Daphnis

Dione

Enceladus

Epimetheus

Erriapus

Farbauti

Fenrir

Fornjot

Greip

Hati

Helene

Hyperion

Hyrokkin

Iapetus

Ijiraq

Jarnsaxa

Janus

Kari

Kiviuq

Loge

Methone

Mimas

Mundilfari

Narvi

Paaliaq

Pallene

Pan

Pandora

Phoebe

Polydeuces

Prometheus

Rhea

Suttungr

Skathi

Siarnaq

Skoll

Surtur

Tarqeq

Tarvos

Telesto

Tethys

Thrymr

Titan

Ymir

Provisional:

S/2004 S 7

S/2004 S 12

S/2004 S 13

S/2004 S 17

S/2006 S 1

S/2006 S 3

S/2007 S 2

S/2007 S 3

S/2009/S 1

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Gravity

What is Saturn's surface gravity?

0.92 (times Earth's surface gravity).

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OK this one is a bit tricky. It is usually given for Saturn's equator. It does

depend on latitude. Also the rotation speed affects the "apparent gravity" because of "centrifugal force", but this doesn't affect the underlying force of course. So you will see some variation in the figures quoted, depending on definition, etc.

I looked at a NASA pages for this and they give two different values. One is the answer above, given by a previous contributor. The other value is:

1.065 x Earth's.

Most sources seem to agree things would weigh a bit more on Saturn, but it's a bit confused.

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The Sun

How far is Saturn from the Sun?

The average orbital distance of Saturn from the Sun (its semi major axial radius) is 1,433,449,370 km or 890,700,000 miles or 9.58 AU.

At Aphelion (Furthest) 1,513,325,783 km (940,337,046 miles) - (10.11 AU)

At Perihelion (Closest) 1,353,572,956 km (841,071,241 miles) - (9.04 AU)

Light from the Sun takes about 80 minutes to reach Saturn (mean distance is 79.69 light minutes). The distance is 8,933,750,000 miles or 1,429,400,000 kilometres. Saturn's average distance from the Sun (it changes because its orbit is not circular) is 887 million miles (1.43 billion km). Due to its elliptical orbit, its distance varies by about 97 million miles (155 million km). Saturn's distance from sun is: 1,427,000,000
Saturn is 1,433,000,000 kilometers from the Sun, which is the equivalent of 890,700,000 miles. Saturn is considered a gas giant.

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What is a planet after Saturn?

Uranus is next

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Planet Saturn

What is the distance of all planets from the sun?

Mercury : average distance 58 million km (36 million miles)

Minimum Distance from Sun: 46.0 million km (28.6 million miles)

Maximum Distance from Sun: 69.8 million km (43.4 million miles)

Venus : average distance 108 million km (67 million miles)

Minimum Distance from Sun: 108 million km (67 million miles)

Maximum Distance from Sun: 109 million km (68 million miles)

Earth : average distance 149.6 million km (93 million miles)

Minimum Distance from Sun: 146 million km (91 million miles)

Maximum Distance from Sun: 152 million km (94.5 million miles)

Mars : average distance 228 million km (142 million miles)

Minimum Distance from Sun: 205 million km (128 million miles)

Maximum Distance from Sun: 249 million km (155 million miles)

Jupiter : average distance 778.5 million km (484 million miles)

Minimum Distance from Sun: 741 million km (460 million miles)

Maximum Distance from Sun: 817 million km (508 million miles)

Saturn : average distance 1.43 billion km (891 million miles)

Minimum Distance from Sun: 1.35 billion km (840 million miles)

Maximum Distance from Sun: 1.5 billion km (938 million miles)

Uranus: average distance 2.88 billion km (1.79 billion miles)

Minimum Distance from Sun: 2.7 billion km (1.7 billion miles)

Maximum Distance from Sun: 3 billion km (1.87 billion miles)

Neptune: average distance 4.5 billion km (2.8 billion miles)

Minimum Distance from Sun: 4.46 billion km (2.77 billion miles)

Maximum Distance from Sun: 4.54 billion km (2.82 billion miles)

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Planet Neptune
Planet Saturn

How far is Neptune from the Sun?

Neptune is the Eighth planet in the Solar System.

The distance from the Sun is:-

  • Aphelion (Furthest) 4,553,946,490 km (2,829,691,160 miles) ~30.44 AU
  • Perihelion (Nearest) 4,452,940,833 km (2,766,929,150 miles) ~29.766 AU
  • Semi major axis (Mean) 4,503,443,661 km (2,798,310,160 miles) ~30.1036 AU

Light takes over 4 hours to reach Neptune.

See related link for more information. 4,498,252,900 km

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Planet Saturn

Does Saturn have any artificial satellites?

Saturn has no artificial satellites (or at least, none that we have discovered). The only planet that we know to have artificial satellites is our own planet, the Earth. We have not discovered any other intelligent species on other planets, so there is no one else to launch such satellites other than us, and we have not colonized other planets (although we have sent robotic probes to investigate them - but those probes have not become satellites, they have just passed by).

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What are facts about the planet Saturn?

Saturn is the second largest planet (after Jupiter) but it is much less dense than other planets. It is the only planet with a prominent visible disk of rings, which are mostly water ice. Galileo saw its rings in 1610, but mistook them for moons. Its largest moon, Titan, was not identified until 1655.The planet is hot inside, like most planets, but very cold near the top of its thick gaseous atmosphere. The winds can blow at speeds over 400 m/sec (900 mph).

Some other interesting aspects of the planet:

  • Saturn is an average of 889 million miles from the Sun. It is the 6th planet from the Sun and orbits more slowly than closer planets, taking almost 29 1/2 Earth years to complete one orbit.
  • Saturn has 95 times the mass of Earth, and its volume is 760 times as large.
  • There is no actual surface on the planet: the atmosphere gets thicker and hotter until it is nearly as dense as the solid rocky center.
  • The exterior of Saturn rotates about once every 10.2 to 10.6 Earth hours (depending on the latitude). The rapid rotation causes it to become oblate -- it has the largest equatorial bulge of any planet.
  • The average density of the planet is very low: it would actually float in water!
  • It is named for the Roman god Saturn (Saturnus), god of agriculture and the harvest
  • Saturn has four main groups of rings and three fainter, narrower ring groups. These groups are separated by gaps called divisions. Close up views of Saturn's rings by the Voyager spacecrafts, which flew by them in 1980 and 1981, showed that these seven ring groups are made up of thousands of smaller rings. The exact number is not known. Several of the rings have tiny "shepherd moons" within them.
  • Saturn has 62 known moons, nearly as many as Jupiter. The largest, Titan, is larger than the planet Mercury, and has a frigid nitrogen atmosphere and lakes of liquid methane and other hydrocarbons.

Saturn is second biggest planet in the Solar System, 815 times larger than earth.

Saturn is for most people their favorite planet because of its beautiful rings and the fact that it looks completely smooth. There are more than ten thousand of them, but 80% are too small (25 m or less) to be seen.

Saturn takes 29.46 years to travel around Sun, so it travels about 4.5 billion km.

Saturn is often called the queen among planets because it is almost as big as Jupiter (earth diameter size). It is called after Roman god, Saturnus, god of seed-time and harvest It also gave us the name for day, Saturday

Saturn is not solid, but is made almost entirely gas, mostly liquid hydrogen and helium, The only rocks are in it's small core.

Saturn is so low in average density that if you had a bath tub big enough, and put Saturn in it, it would float.

The outer atmosphere of Saturn consists about 96.3% molecular hydrogen and 3.25% helium.

It has seven rings.

Saturn is a planet that many people thought was an ocean I have herd people call it the sea of wonder

It has colourful rings.There are plenty of interesting facts about the planet Saturn. Saturn is made mostly of hydrogen. Another cool fact is that four spacecraft's have visited Saturn. Saturn orbits the Sun every 29.4 years.

Saturn has 60 moons and even more to be confirmed.
it is gas so you cant live on it

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What are Saturn's rings made of?

Saturn's rings are composed of ice, dust, and rock particles of different sizes.
Saturns rings are made of chunks of ice, rock fragments, dust particles and gases.

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What is the definition of gas giants?

These are the four gas giants;

Saturn

Jupiter

Uranus

Neptune
I think it mean big planets with gas on them because since gas giants are based on planets. One gas giant is Jupiter. I hope this answers your question.

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How long does it take Pluto to orbit the Sun?

248 years is how long it takes Pluto to orbit the sun🤩🤩🤪😋😇🖖🏾👐🏾.

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Planet Saturn
The Solar System

How does the density of Saturn effect humans?

So far, the density of Saturn has never had the slightest effect whatsoever on

any human, since no human has ever been significantly closer to Saturn than

you are right now.

In terms of the closest that Saturn can ever get to the earth, the farthest from earth that

any human being has ever traveled into space is roughly 0.032 percent of that distance.

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How many rings are around the Planet Saturn?

The ring system of Saturn is divided into 5 major components: the G, F, A, B, and C rings, listed from outside to inside.

The F and G rings are thin and difficult to see, while the A, B, and C rings are broad and easily visible. The large gap between the A ring and and the B ring is called the Cassini division. The two Voyager spacecraft revealed that these rings contain thousands of ringlets, some no wider than 2 km.

The "rings" of Saturn are made up of dust, gravel, snow, ice, rocks, boulders. etc... They are not solid rings. The images taken by spacecraft show very many bands within the major components - hundreds (thousands) of bands and patches. Each is formed by complex gravitational interactions between the mother planet and the moons and components of the ring system itself.

The largest and most tenuous ring is the Phoebe ring, which is found 4 to 13 million kilometers from the planet. It is about 1.5 million kilometers thick and is associated with Phoebe, the outermost large moon of Saturn.
Depending on how far away you are, there are different amounts of rings around Saturn. With a weak telescope you can see 3 rings, powerful telescope show 8 rings, and a spacecraft that flew past showed there are over 30 rings.

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What is the temperature of Saturn?

The temperature at the top of Saturn's clouds averages -285° F (-175 °C). The core of Saturn is much hotter, estimated at around 11,700 °C.

The planet gives off about 2 ½ times as much heat as it receives from the Sun. Many astronomers believe that much of Saturn's internal heat comes from energy generated by the slow sinking of helium through the liquid hydrogen in the planet's interior.

(see related link for more information) The temperature of Saturn is -270 degrees Fahrenheit or -168 degrees Celsius

-292Fº -9

The temperature of Saturn is about 134 K at the 1 bar level, and about 84 K at the 0.1 bar level. The mean temperature of Saturn (from the clouds) is between -178 degrees Celsius(-228 degrees Fahrenheit) to -185 degrees Celsius (-290 degrees Fahrenheit). It is very cold on Saturn. It is -150 degrees on Saturn. The temperature on Saturn is -270 degrees Fahrenheit. Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun. Over 150 The average temperature of Saturn is -170 c! (220 F)

The temperature on Saturn is -250 degrees Fahrenheit.

It's actually minus 176 degrees Celsius (C), minus 220 Fahrenheit (F)
-184° C

or 363 degrees Fahrenheit

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What is Saturn's revolution or rotation time?

Saturn's rotational period is the Saturnian "day." As Saturn is a gas giant, the visible features on Saturn rotate at different rates depending on latitude; the Equatorial Zone has a period of 10 h 14 min 00 s. All other Saturnian latitudes have been assigned a rotation period of 10 h 39 min 24 s.

The precise value for the rotation period of the interior remains elusive but the best estimate is approximately 10 h 45 m 45 s (± 36 s).

The revolution period of Saturn refers to the orbital period around the Sun (the Saturn "year"), which is about 10,579 Earth days or 29.5 Earth years.

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Is Saturn sideways?

No, the planet Saturn isnt sideways.

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Plumbing
Planet Saturn
Elements and Compounds

Is a threaded gas fitting allowed to be inside a wall space in any circumstance?

Yes you can run threaded gas fittings in any wall. Just no mechanical joints, (unions, flared fittings ect.). Just make sure you test the line with air. Our company tests at 20lbs and usually leave it overnight to see if there's a drop. This is plenty because you gas line usally only produces a couple pounds of pressure or less. Use teflon tape and pipe dope on every joint.

BEFORE using "Teflon" tape make sure it the type approved for the type of "gas" your using. The white Teflon tape is NOT approved in many places as approved for gas service

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How many days does it take the Earth to orbit the Sun?

Earth takes about 365 1/4 days (365.2425 days ) to revolve around or orbit the Sun.

The 1/4 of a day, is why we have a leap year (a year with an extra day [which is always February 29th]) every 4 years.

More information can be found in the related links below.

It takes about 365.25 days.

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US Army

Which way does a propeller spin?

It can spin either way.

The way in which it spins determines the direction it pulls the object it is attached to.

if it the propeller spins clockwise it pushes air backwards causing forward thrust, and if the propeller spins anti-clockwise it pushes air forward creating reverse thrust.

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additional The above applies to an individual prop. However, for example, Spitfire aeroplanes were made with both clockwise and counterclockwise rotating props.

Which is by and large OK, but just as you leave the ground, the prop exerts some torque on the plane body, and this is countered by the application of other control surfaces. Such as flaps and rudder.

But before you apply the corrective measure, you better be sure you are doing it the right way. This problem has caused accidents.

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Is Saturn a molten giant planet or a gas giant planet?

Saturn is a gas giant planet

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What is the surface of Saturn like?

The surface of Saturn has large anticyclone cells including the Great White Spot. Winds are 1800 km/hr. Saturn is mostly liquid helium and liquid hydrogen.

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Why does Saturn the planet have rings?

Billions of years ago a giant asteroid hit Saturn and got tangled up in the planet, when slowy Saturn spun around. The rings are the remain of the asteroid, ice and rock .

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Are there some animals in Saturn?

Scientist are trying to figure this out but for more info about saturn and any other planets go to NASA.com

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What is titans orbital radius?

Of Jupiter or the Sun? Technically it is orbiting both. It orbits the Sun at a radius of (on average) 5.204 AU or about 780 million kilometres.

Titan is a moon of Saturn (not Jupiter) and orbits Saturn at approximately 1.2 million kilometers radius. Saturn in turn orbits the sun at about 10 A.U. or 1.5 billion kilometers.

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How much would a persons weight change on Saturn?

1.08 times their weight on Earth.

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