The Sun
2003 UB313
Saturn - Sixth planet from the Sun
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Saturn Statistics Table:
    Things to keep in mind:
  • 1 A.U. is the distance from the Earth to the Sun, or 93 million miles ( 149.6 million km )
  • Planets have elliptical orbits, and distances given are the average distance from the sun.
  • Measurements given in earth terms. If read "days" or "years," earth days and earth years are implied
Date of Discovery Known by the Ancients
Average Distance from the Sun 1,426,725,400 km
885,904,700 miles
9.53707 A.U.
Equatorial Radius 60,268 km
37,449 miles
Equatorial Circumference 378,675 km
235,298 miles
Density 0.70 g/cm3
Surface Area 43,466,000,000 km2
16,782,000,000 mi2
Gravity 7.207 m/s2
23.64 ft/s2
Rotation Period (Length of Day) 0.44401 days
10.656 hours
Orbit Period (Length of Year) 29.4 years
10755.7 days
Orbital Velocity (avg) 34,821 km/h
21,637 mph
Orbital Circumference 8,725,000,000 km
5,421,000,000 miles
Min/Max Surface Temperature -178 C
-288 F

Article written by IceCreamTruck and was compiled after extensive reading and study. This article is formatted to include information that isn't obvious from looking at most facts and figures sheets. Exact figures about the planet courtesy of JPL NASA and have been shortened to include only the most useful information. Please visit NASA's website for further detailed information on this planet NASA Earth Pages

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