Saturn's Atmosphere

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 47 known moons, the largest of which is Titan.

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Moon and Saturn Giant storms on a giant world Sunday, June 28, 2015
Moon and Saturn Swirling through the clouds of a giant planet Thursday, December 18, 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
Venus and Saturn Windy planets in the evening sky Monday, September 16, 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
Saturn at Opposition Stirring up some giant storms Friday, April 26, 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
More Saturn at Opposition Dabs of color in the night sky Sunday, April 15, 2012
Evening Lineup A powerful early-season storm Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Moon and Companions Stormy skies from top to bottom Sunday, January 23, 2011
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 The mystery of Saturn's hexagon Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Featured Images

Cassini view of a giant storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere
Stormy Skies Sunday, June 28, 2015
Cassini close-up of Saturn's clouds
Impressions of a Planet Thursday, December 18, 2014
Sunlight glints off a hydrocarbon lake on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn
World of Lakes Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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 view of Saturn's north pole
Eye of the Storm Thursday, May 2, 2013
South polar vortex on Saturn, seen by Cassini
Saturnian Vortex Sunday, November 11, 2012
A Cassini view of Saturn and its largest moon, Titan
Planetary Duet Thursday, June 21, 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
Storm clouds swirl through Saturn's atmosphere in an image from Cassini
Artistic Storm Monday, March 28, 2011
False-color infrared view of Saturn and its aurora
Colorful Aurora Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Saturn's Hexagon Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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