Saturn

Photo of Saturn

You have now arrived at one of the most interesting and well-loved planets, Saturn. Known for its beautiful rings. It is not the only planet to have rings—made of chunks of ice and rock—but none are as spectacular or as complicated as Saturn’s. Saturn orbits at a distance of about 886 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) from the Sun or 10AU. Saturn takes about 10.7 hours (no one knows precisely) to rotate on its axis once—a Saturn “day”—and 29 Earth years to orbit the sun.

Saturn has a total of 82 moons. Saturn has the most spectacular ring system, with seven rings and several gaps and divisions between them. Saturn does not have a solid surface like Earth’s. But it might have a solid core somewhere in there.

Figure this: Multiply your weight by 1.06 to see what you would weigh if you could stand on Saturn.

Time to get walking if we are going to reach the middle of what we consider to be our Solar System.  Do you know which planet it is?