Saturn

The sixth planet from the Sun in the solar system. Saturn orbits the Sun at an average distance of 9.5 AU. The planet has a mass 95.2 times the mass of Earth and a radius 9.45 times the radius of Earth. Saturn is a gas planet and has no solid surface. It is made of hydrogen, helium, ammonia, and methane. Saturn is most famous for its beautiful ring system. In addition to the rings, the planet has 62 known moons, the largest of which is Titan.

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Moon and Saturn Arriving at a fascinating destination Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Moon and Saturn Zipping past a distant giant Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Saturn at Opposition Angling for a good view of Saturn Monday, May 12, 2014
Moon and Saturn A varied entourage of moons Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Moon and Saturn Sculpting the rings of Saturn Thursday, February 20, 2014
Moon and Saturn Plunging into a turbulent world Friday, January 24, 2014
Moon and Saturn Riding waves in Saturn’s rings Friday, December 27, 2013
Moon and Planets Two planets wander across the sky Saturday, November 30, 2013
Dawn Planets Siblings with no family resemblance Sunday, November 24, 2013
Moon and Saturn A planet with a nameless surface Monday, September 9, 2013
Unseen Saturn Unseen visions of a bright planet Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Moon and Saturn A radio story from a giant planet Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Moon and Saturn A leisurely trek through the stars Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Saturn at Opposition Stirring up some giant storms Friday, April 26, 2013
Moon and Saturn Wrapped in a magnetic embrace Friday, March 1, 2013
Moon and Saturn A giant storm that kept on going Saturday, January 5, 2013
Moon and Saturn Stirring up a giant hurricane Sunday, November 11, 2012
Moon, Jupiter, and Aldebaran The Moon takes a pounding Friday, August 10, 2012
More Saturn at Opposition Dabs of color in the night sky Sunday, April 15, 2012
Saturnian Encounters A busy week of moon-hopping Monday, March 26, 2012
Moon and Companions Zipping past a giant planet Saturday, February 11, 2012
Moon, Saturn, and Spica A planet sings out of tune Monday, November 21, 2011
Evening Lineup A powerful early-season storm Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Moon and Saturn "Listening" for distant worlds Wednesday, August 3, 2011
More Saturn's Rings Filling a gap in Saturn's rings Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Saturn at Opposition Spinning up a Saturnian day Monday, April 4, 2011
Spring Equinoxes The start of spring on two worlds Sunday, March 20, 2011
Moon and Saturn A timely companion for the Moon Saturday, March 19, 2011
More Moon and Companions Fine-tuning the view of the heavens Monday, February 21, 2011
Moon and Companions Stormy skies from top to bottom Sunday, January 23, 2011
Voyager 1 at Saturn Getting acquainted with a giant planet Friday, November 12, 2010
Family Reunion A family reunion in the evening sky Sunday, August 1, 2010
Moon and Saturn Lighting the clouds of Saturn from the inside Friday, July 16, 2010
Moon and Saturn A planet with a nasty pedigree Friday, June 18, 2010
Moon and Saturn "Footprints" for a giant planet Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturn at Opposition A long season under the Sun Sunday, March 21, 2010
Moon and Saturn Two planetary gas bags Monday, March 1, 2010
Moon and Saturn The mystery of Saturn's hexagon Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Saturn's Day A tough time setting the clocks on Saturn Monday, January 4, 2010
Moon and Saturn Opening up the rings of Saturn Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Moon and Saturn Saturn's "bumpy" rings Saturday, July 25, 2009
Arrival at Saturn A "battleship" sails into new waters Thursday, June 11, 2009
Moon and Saturn Stocking up for a long roadtrip Sunday, May 3, 2009
Moon and Saturn Heating up a giant planet Monday, April 6, 2009
Moon and Companions Hanging around with the lion Saturday, April 4, 2009
Moon and Company Warming up a cold planet Monday, March 9, 2009
Moon, Saturn, and Regulus Rings and moons around the solar system Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Moon and Saturn A deceptively stormy planet Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Moon, Regulus, and Saturn A "light" journey through the night Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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A Cassini view of the hexagonal cloud pattern surround Saturn's south pole
Planetary Cyclops Sunday, December 1, 2013
Saturnian Heat Rays Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Cassini monitors Saturn's magnetic field
Radio Story Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Cassini view of Saturn's north pole
Eye of the Storm Thursday, May 2, 2013
Cassini views Saturn's magnetic field
Solar Sculptor Friday, March 1, 2013
South polar vortex on Saturn, seen by Cassini
Saturnian Vortex Sunday, November 11, 2012
Cassini view of Saturn, October 2012
Saturn Looms Large Thursday, October 18, 2012
A Cassini view of Saturn and its largest moon, Titan
Planetary Duet Thursday, June 21, 2012
Saturn's moon Titan floats in front of the giant planet
Moon on a String Friday, May 11, 2012
Saturn and its rings as seen by Cassini
Subtle Color Sunday, April 15, 2012
Saturn's moons Titan and Dione above Saturn, with Saturn's rings
Saturnian Traffic Jam Monday, December 26, 2011
Composite view of a giant storm on Saturn from the Cassini spacecraft
Stormy Skies Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Voyager 1 view of Saturn, November 1980
Getting Acquainted Friday, November 12, 2010
False-color infrared view of Saturn and its aurora
Colorful Aurora Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Golden Beacon Sunday, March 21, 2010
Ringing Up New Discoveries Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Stormy Skies Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Paying a Call Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Into the Shadow Monday, September 1, 2008
A New Beginning Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Saturnian Tableau Thursday, January 24, 2008
Squashed Planet Monday, May 21, 2007
Boxing in the Pole Friday, March 30, 2007
Saturn's Glorious Rings Friday, March 2, 2007
Abstract Planet Friday, February 2, 2007
Bejeweled Planet Friday, January 5, 2007
Saturnian Swirl Friday, December 8, 2006
Rings, Rings, and More Rings Thursday, October 12, 2006
Longer Days? Sunday, September 17, 2006
Seeing Yellow Saturday, June 3, 2006
Subtle Beauty Thursday, May 11, 2006
Ring Skipping Thursday, March 16, 2006

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