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The Planet Saturn


Planet Saturn

A view of Saturn as it is approached by the Cassini spacecraft.

Some basic facts about Saturn


PlanetSaturn
Radius (kilometers)60268
Orbital Distance from the Sun (kilometers)1429394133
Rotation Period (1=24 hours)0.444
Mass (Million Metric Tons)5.685E+14
Density (grams/cubic centimeter)0.69
Year DiscoveredUnknown
Moons56


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