Saturn

Mercury - Venus - Earth - Mars - Jupiter - Saturn - Uranus - Neptune - Pluto

Where does Dr Who buy his cheese ?
At a dalek-atessen !

Moon(s): Pan and Atlas, Prometheus and Pandora, Epimetheus, Janus, Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Telesto and Calypso, Dione and Helene, Rhea, Titan, Hyperion, Iapetus, Phoebe

Equatorial diameter: 120,536 km (9.449 Earths)

Mass:  5.68461026 kg (95.162 Earths)

Equatorial gravity: 8.96 m/s2 (0.914 gee)

Named after: the Roman god of agriculture Saturn

Orbital period: 10,756 Earth Days

Star sign:

Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun.  It is the second-largest planet in our solar system after jupiter.

Saturn has prominent rings consisting of mostly icy particles with small amounts of rock debris.

Saturn is the least dense of planets.

Like Jupiter, Saturn is about 75% hydrogen and 25% helium with traces of water, methane, ammonia and rock.

Saturn's interior is similar to Jupiter's rocky liquid metallic hydrogen core, but with various ices present.

Saturn's interior is hot (12000K) and radiates more energy into space than it receives from the sun.

Saturn's rings are extroardinarily thin; they're aronud 250,000 km in diameter and less than one kilometer thick. The rings seem to be primarily water ice, but may also include rocky particles with icy coatings.  Saturn's ring is a natural unexplained phenomenon but has something to do with Saturn's magnetic field.

 



A picture of Saturn

 

Who is tall, dark and a great dancer ?
Dark Raver !



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