Is Saturn hot or cold?


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Saturn is a mostly cold planet, with areas that reach temperatures as low as minus 270 F. There are some regions of the planet that feature temperatures of 80 F, but these remain unfriendly, having an extremely high atmospheric pressure.

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Is Saturn hot or cold?
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Saturn's overall environment is defined by the presence of a strong gravity, extreme temperatures and strong winds that reach speeds of 1,000 miles per hour. The atmosphere also includes clouds made of ammonia, water and ammonia hydrosulfide. According to NASA, the temperatures of Saturn's rings also vary widely, reaching values as low as minus 333 F. Data obtained during the Cassini-Huygens mission shows that some of Saturn's rings have temperatures around minus 261 F, while others reach minus 198 F.

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