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The sixth planet, Saturn (Shani), is the second-largest gaseous giant after Jupiter. It appears yellow. The period of rotation is \(10.66\ hours\), and the period of revolution is \(29.46\ years\).
Rings of Saturn:
Saturn is a unique planet with beautiful rings around it. Hence, it is also known as the 'Ring planet'. The seven rings of Saturn are made up of asteroids that are not visible to the naked eye. Hence, it can be observed with a small telescope.
Rings of Saturn
Satellites of Saturn:
Saturn is the only planet in the solar system with a large number of satellites or moons. It has more than \(60\) moons orbiting around it. This planet has around \(82\) moons, out of which only \(53\) moons were officially confirmed and named. Some of them are Titan, Enceladus, Mimas, Dione, and Tethys.
Biggest Moon:
Titan is the largest natural satellite of this planet and comparatively larger than mercury. It is positioned as the second-largest natural satellite in the solar system, after Ganymede (Jupiter's moon).
The density of the planet:
Saturn has the least density compared to the other planets in the solar system, with a density less than water. For example, if Saturn is kept on a pool of water, the planet can even float on the water.
Saturn floating on water