Saturn orbits the sun in approximately 29.7 Earth years. It orbits the sun in an elliptical path, just as all of the planets in the solar system do. More »

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 aw... More »

Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun at a distance of 886 million miles and has a composition of hydrogen and helium. Saturn was first observed through a telescope by Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei. More »

Pluto orbits the sun in a little over 90,553 Earth days, which is almost 248 Earth years. One day on Pluto is approximately equal to six and a half days on Earth, so a year on Pluto contains around 14,164 Plutonian days,... More »

The length of Saturn's period of revolution, or year (the time it takes to complete a circle around the sun), is 29.46 Earth years. The length of the revolution period is so long due to Saturn being an average distance o... More »

Sun-synchronous orbits keep a satellite positioned so the time remains constant across any latitude, while geostationary orbits keep a satellite in the same position night or day. Sun-synchronous and geostationary orbits... More »

The Hubble Space Telescope is a school bus-sized telescope that orbits around the Earth and takes pictures of various objects and events in space, such as stars dying and comets crashing into Jupiter. NASA launched the t... More » Science Astronomy