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Saturn Saturn is the sixth planet in our solar system and is the second largest planet The only planet larger then Saturn is Jupiter Saturn is commonly noted for its phenomenal system of rings surrounding this gaseous planet It is also one of the outer planets Saturns period of rotation is approximately ten and a half-hours in Earth hours Saturn takes about 13 and a half-hours less than Earth to rotate It takes Saturn about 30 years to make revolution around the sun That is 29 years more than Earth If we lived on Saturn we would die around the age of three Saturns atmosphere is made of two main gases hydrogen 88 and helium 11 The different color gases produce belts of streak-like swirls surrounding the planet The swirls are series of storms on the planets surface It also contains traces of methane ammonia ammonia crystals and other gases like ethane acetylene and phosphine Obviously this planet is made of gases Saturns atmosphere has nothing in common with Earths atmosphere Earths atmosphere contains nitrogen and oxygen Saturn appears to be a yellowish color from Earth Saturn can be seen from Earth because it is one of the brightest in the night sky Saturns huge size causes atmospheric pressure to be directed towards the core of the planet The pressure is so intense that the hydrogen gas condenses into a liquid Eventually the hydrogen that was condensed into a liquid turns into metallic hydrogen which conducts electricity This hydrogen electricity is what causes Saturns magnetic field Earth has no magnetic field so this procedure does not occur on Earth Saturn is one of the outer planets which is farther away from the sun and five other planets Mercury Venus Earth Mars and Jupiter Saturn is estimated to be 1427 million kilometers away from the sun Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system only smaller than Jupiter Saturns equator is
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