ESA Science & Technology04-Jul-2005 14:16:43

Saturn

Last Update: 21 May 2004

The planet Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest in the solar system.

Table of Saturnian Facts

Orbit (mean distance from Sun) 1429 million km (9.5 AU)
Orbital eccentricity 0.056
Orbital inclination 2.488
Tilt of axis 25.33
Equatorial Diameter 120 540 km
Polar Diameter 108 000 km
Mass 5.688 x 1026 kg
Mean Density (water = 1000) 690 kgm-3
Saturnian Day 10 hours 14 minutes
Saturnian Year 29.457 Earth years
Mean cloud temperature 148 K (-125oC)
Atmospheric Pressure 1.4 bar



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