Proper Name Saturn Orbital Period 29.48 years Distance from the Sun Semi-Major Axis: 1,433,530,000 km (9.58 AU) Perihelion: 1,352,540,000 km (9.04 AU) Aphelion: 1,514,520,000 km (10.12 AU) Eccentricity 0.0565 Rotation Period 10 hours, 39 minutes Diameter 120,537 km Mean Surface Temperature 134 K (-139°C) Moons Aegaeon, Aegir, Albiorix, Anthe, Atlas, Bebhionn, Bergelmir, Bestla, Calypso, Daphnis, Dione, Enceladus, Epimetheus, Erriapus, Farbauti, Fenrir, Fornjot, Greip, Hati, Helene, Hyperion, Hyrrokkin, Iapetus, Ijiraq, Janus, Jarnsaxa, Kari, Kiviuq, Loge, Methone, Mimas, Mundilfari, Narvi, Paaliaq, Pallene, Pan, Pandora, Phoebe, Polydeuces, Prometheus, Rhea, Siarnaq, Skathi, Skoll, Surtur, Suttungr, Tarqeq, Tarvos, Telesto, Tethys, Thrymr, Titan, Ymir; many other small moons Parent star The Sun, yellow dwarf star Other planets in this system Mercury, terrestrial planet Venus, terrestrial planet Earth, terrestrial planet Mars, terrestrial planet Jupiter, gas giant Uranus, ice giant Neptune, ice giant Numerous dwarf planets, asteroids and other bodies Notes The second largest planet of the Solar System, Saturn is about 83% the diameter of Jupiter, but its bright ring system extends out across a diameter of some 270,000 km, with other less prominent ring structures ranging up to 13 million km from the planet itself.
planet from the Sun, and the second largest in our solar system after Jupiter.
Saturn is distinguished by its unique extensive ring system.
A view of the planet Saturn, showing its famous, unmistakable
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moons of Saturn, shown to scale. (Values shown are mean distances from Saturn, though note that several of the planet's outer satellites have eccentric orbits).
Saturnian cloudscape. This is a view of the outer layers of
Saturn's atmosphere, with the
rings visible in the sky.