What Is Unique About the Surface of Saturn?


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Saturn has no surface and is a giant ball of gas that is mainly made up of helium and hydrogen, while the atmosphere of the planet also consists of the same gases. A handful of unmanned missions that have visited Saturn throughout history show that the planet has no surface to land on and is not capable of supporting living things.

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There are at least 53 confirmed moons orbiting Saturn, with nine more possible moons circling the planet. Saturn also has seven large rings that are separated from one another by gaps and divisions. Saturn is 886 miles away from the sun, making it the sixth-furthest planet in the solar system.

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