Planetary Geology

Facts About Planet Saturn

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Saturn is the second largest planet in the Solar System, but, because it is mostly made up of hydrogen and helium, is also the lightest. Learn more facts about the sixth planet from the sun.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Saturn is less dense than water, meaning it would float in a large enough pool. 00:27

  2. Saturn's trip around the Sun takes 30 years, with Earth-like seasons occurring during its rotation. 01:44

  3. There are approximately 62 moons which orbit Saturn. 02:13