How many moons does Saturn have?


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Saturn has 53 confirmed moons as of 2014. There are another nine potential moons awaiting verification. Saturn's ring system consist of a total of seven rings, with varied spacing between them.

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Saturn is the second-largest planet in the solar system, next to Jupiter. Saturn has an average radius that is nine times the size of Earth's radius, and Saturn's mass is close to 100 times greater than that of Earth. One day on Saturn only takes 10.7 hours. The amount of time it takes Saturn to orbit the sun is the equivalent of 29 years on Earth. Saturn itself is not supportive of life as humans know it to exist, but some of the planet's moons have conditions that could support life.

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