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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.


Saturn's Moons February 19, 2016

Saturn's rings

Saturn February 10, 2016

Realm of the Giants June 10, 2010

Featured Images

Artist's concept of Cassini crossing inside Saturn's rings

Through the Gap April 21, 2017

Cassini view of Saturn's north pole

Closer to the Storm December 11, 2016

Saturn's giant hexagon

Planetary Geometry May 30, 2016

August 17, 2015, view of Saturn's moon Dione in front of the giant planet

Last Visit August 18, 2015

Cassini view of a giant storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere

Stormy Skies June 28, 2015

Cassini close-up of Saturn's clouds

Impressions of a Planet December 18, 2014

View of Saturn's rings from Cassini

Clearing the Gaps August 31, 2014

A Cassini view of the hexagonal cloud pattern surround Saturn's south pole

Planetary Cyclops December 1, 2013

Saturnian Heat Rays August 21, 2013

Cassini monitors Saturn's magnetic field

Radio Story July 16, 2013

Cassini view of Saturn's north pole

Eye of the Storm May 2, 2013

Cassini views Saturn's magnetic field

Solar Sculptor March 1, 2013

South polar vortex on Saturn, seen by Cassini

Saturnian Vortex November 11, 2012

Cassini view of Saturn, October 2012

Saturn Looms Large October 18, 2012

A Cassini view of Saturn and its largest moon, Titan

Planetary Duet June 21, 2012

Saturn's moon Titan floats in front of the giant planet

Moon on a String May 11, 2012

Saturn and its rings as seen by Cassini

Subtle Color April 15, 2012

Saturn's moons Titan and Dione above Saturn, with Saturn's rings

Saturnian Traffic Jam December 26, 2011

Composite view of a giant storm on Saturn from the Cassini spacecraft

Stormy Skies August 31, 2011

Voyager 1 view of Saturn, November 1980

Getting Acquainted November 12, 2010

False-color infrared view of Saturn and its aurora

Colorful Aurora September 28, 2010

Golden Beacon March 21, 2010

Radio Programs

Moon and Jupiter Giving birth to giant worlds April 10, 2017

Moon, Antares, Saturn A planet with a nasty back story March 18, 2017

Moon and Saturn Sweeping past the rings of Saturn February 19, 2017

Moon, Antares, Saturn Subtle color for a giant planet January 22, 2017

Venus and Saturn A planetary illusion in the twilight October 29, 2016

More Moon and Planets Variety in the evening sky October 6, 2016

Saturn Opposition III Figuring out the age of Saturn’s rings June 3, 2016

Saturn Opposition II Giant storms on a giant planet May 31, 2016

Saturn Opposition A giant planet gets brighter May 30, 2016

More Moon and Planets The beginning of the end April 25, 2016

Moon and Saturn A protective bubble for Saturn March 28, 2016

Moon and Saturn Worlds with the ingredients for life March 1, 2016

Moon, Saturn, Antares Tracking Saturn across the sky October 15, 2015

Moon and Saturn Probing the heart of a giant August 20, 2015

Heating Saturn Heating up Saturn’s interior August 18, 2015

Moon and Saturn Following a stately planet July 24, 2015

Moon and Saturn Giant storms on a giant world June 27, 2015

Moon and Saturn Pinpointing a giant planet May 31, 2015

Saturn at Opposition III Drawing rings around a giant planet May 19, 2015

Saturn at Opposition II Possible habitats on distant moons May 18, 2015

Saturn at Opposition A big show for a big planet May 17, 2015

More Moon and Saturn Taming some small moons of Saturn December 18, 2014

Moon and Saturn Swirling through the clouds of a giant planet December 17, 2014

Moon and Planets Ringing out the weekend August 30, 2014

Moon and Saturn Arriving at a fascinating destination June 9, 2014

Moon and Saturn Zipping past a distant giant May 13, 2014

Saturn at Opposition Angling for a good view of Saturn May 11, 2014

Moon and Saturn A varied entourage of moons April 15, 2014

Moon and Saturn Sculpting the rings of Saturn February 19, 2014

Moon and Saturn Plunging into a turbulent world January 23, 2014

Moon and Saturn Riding waves in Saturn’s rings December 26, 2013

Moon and Planets Two planets wander across the sky November 29, 2013

Dawn Planets Siblings with no family resemblance November 23, 2013

Moon and Saturn A planet with a nameless surface September 8, 2013

Unseen Saturn Unseen visions of a bright planet August 20, 2013

Moon and Saturn A radio story from a giant planet July 15, 2013

Moon and Saturn A leisurely trek through the stars May 21, 2013

Saturn at Opposition Stirring up some giant storms April 25, 2013

Moon and Saturn Wrapped in a magnetic embrace February 28, 2013

Moon and Saturn A giant storm that kept on going January 4, 2013

Moon and Saturn Stirring up a giant hurricane November 10, 2012

Moon, Jupiter, and Aldebaran The Moon takes a pounding August 9, 2012

More Saturn at Opposition Dabs of color in the night sky April 14, 2012

Saturnian Encounters A busy week of moon-hopping March 25, 2012

Moon and Companions Zipping past a giant planet February 10, 2012