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Saturn's Atmosphere

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 47 known moons, the largest of which is Titan.


Saturn's rings

Saturn February 10, 2016

Featured Images

Saturn and its rings viewed shortly before the start of northern summer

A New Season September 16, 2021

Saturn, its rings, and a hexagonal storm at its north pole, 2013

Stormy Skies July 7, 2019

Enceladus sets behind Saturn

Saying Goodbye September 15, 2017

Cassini flies between Saturn and its rings

Final Act September 13, 2017

Views of Saturn's north polar hexagon in 2013 and 2017.

Changing Seasons May 28, 2017

April 26, 2017, image of Saturn from Cassini

Close Dive April 28, 2017

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

Through the Gap April 21, 2017

Saturn's giant hexagon

Planetary Geometry May 30, 2016

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

Stormy Skies June 28, 2015

Radio Programs

Moon and Saturn Diving into Saturn’s cold clouds October 5, 2022

Moon and Saturn Stretching out the summer September 16, 2021

Moon and Saturn Lightning bolts in alien skies August 29, 2020

Moon and Saturn Powering up some “mid”-sized storms May 12, 2020

Saturn at Opposition Giant storms for a giant planet July 7, 2019

Moon and Saturn Powerful winds on a giant planet February 10, 2018

Saturn at Opposition III Sculpting sand dunes on a cold world June 14, 2017

Saturn at Opposition II Lighting up the skies on another planet June 13, 2017

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