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 Saturn has 62 known moons.
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Radio Programs

Moon, Saturn, Antares Tracking Saturn across the sky Friday, October 16, 2015
Moon and Saturn Probing the heart of a giant Friday, August 21, 2015
Heating Saturn Heating up Saturn’s interior Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Moon and Saturn Following a stately planet Saturday, July 25, 2015
Moon and Saturn Giant storms on a giant world Sunday, June 28, 2015
Moon and Saturn Pinpointing a giant planet Monday, June 1, 2015
Saturn at Opposition III Drawing rings around a giant planet Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Saturn at Opposition II Possible habitats on distant moons Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Saturn at Opposition A big show for a big planet Monday, May 18, 2015
More Moon and Saturn Taming some small moons of Saturn Friday, December 19, 2014
Moon and Saturn Swirling through the clouds of a giant planet Thursday, December 18, 2014
Moon and Planets Ringing out the weekend Sunday, August 31, 2014
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

Featured Images

August 17, 2015, view of Saturn's moon Dione in front of the giant planet
Last Visit Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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
View of Saturn's rings from Cassini
Clearing the Gaps Sunday, August 31, 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 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


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