Facts About The Planet Saturn

Saturn is one of the most talked about and studied planets.

Being the 2nd biggest yet arguably the most interesting planet in our solar system is quite an extensive bio. Saturn’s massive 120,563km diameter is accompanied by illuminating planetary rings and a grand total of 62 moons of which, Titan, Saturn’s biggest moon is actually larger than Mercury. Furthermore, this gigantic free forming gas planet has a density of .69 g/cm3, or perhaps to state in simpler terms, this planet is capable and could float on a pool due to its surprisingly low density.

The atmosphere in Saturn consists of methane, hydrogen, and helium, therefore making it impossible for humans to live there. This could possibly be a blessing in disguise due to the average wind speeds being able to reach about 1118 miles per hour. Although that sounds amazingly fast, Saturn spins so quickly on its axis that it is actually a flattened ball.

Although there have been no signs of life on Saturn and unfortunately Saturn has only been visited a few times, scientists are optimistic and hopeful that there could be life nearby Saturn. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has discovered ice geysers which could hopefully lead us to life besides humans within our solar system. Most of Saturn is somewhat a mystery to us, having so many interesting facts and unique characteristics, Saturn is visible to the human eye, and is one of only five planets that is visible at specific times during the day such as before sunrise or after sunset.

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