What Is Saturn's Mass?

What Is Saturn's Mass?

What Is Saturn's Mass?

Saturn's mass is 258,326,818,200,000,000,000,000,000 pounds (568,319,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms). The sixth planet in the solar system and the second largest after Jupiter, Saturn is about 886 million miles away from the Sun. According to the National Aeronautical and Space Authority, Saturn completes one rotation (spinning on its axis) in 10.70 Earth-hours.

Saturn takes 29.45 Earth-years to complete one revolution around the Sun; it travels along a 5,565,935,315-mile orbit circumference, at an average orbit speed of 21,562 miles per hour. Saturn is composed mainly of hydrogen and helium gases, and has no solid surface. It has a system of rings around it, 53 confirmed moons and at least another nine moons awaiting confirmation as of 2014.