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The Planet Saturn

  • Gerald North

Abstract

Beyond the mighty Jupiter lies the second biggest planet of the Solar System — Saturn. Also a gas-giant rld, Saturn has an equatorial diameter of 120 000 km and a mass 95 times that of the Earth. The average density of Saturn is a mere 700 kg/m3less dense than water. Saturn moves through the Solar System at a mean distance of 1400 million km from the Sun, taking 292 Earth-years to complete one orbit.

Keywords

Solar System Ring Particle Ring Component Metallic Hydrogen Small Telescope 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2003

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  • Gerald North

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