Jan 31, 2011

Saturn; the ringed planet

Saturn is the 6th planet from the sun in our solar system.
It's made from gas-mostly hydrogen and helium.
This planet's probably most famous for the ring. It's really magnificent. It's made from small chunks of ice and rocks. The ring's so wide, you can fit 5 Earths in it! But the thickness is just a few hundred feet. Speaking of which, Saturn is like, humongous. Look at this photo comparing sizes!
Though this planet is huge, it completes its rotation in 10.7 hours. Because of the fast rotating, a centrifugal force works on the planet and it looks like it was squashed a  bit from the poles.

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