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SATURN

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Saturn is second only to Jupiter in size. It orbits the Sun 9.5 times as far away as the Earth and receives less than one ninetieth the amount of light and heat.

The planet is girdled by broad flat rings made of ice coated rock, each following its own orbit round the planet.

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Distance from Sun (million km): 1,427 57.9
Year (time to go round the Sun): 29.5 Earth years 88 Earth days
Day (time to revolve round axis): 10 hours 14 minutes
Diameter at equator (km): 120,536
Known moons: 19
Mass (Earth = 1): 95.1
Gravity at surface (Earth = 1): 1.15