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Saturn

(second largest planet in the solar system)

Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system. It is known for having a ring system: flat, visible rings of material around it, within the plane of its equator. Other planets are known to have similar but much-less-visible rings now that space probes have viewed them from nearby.

Saturn characteristics:

Its moons include Titan, Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Iapetus, and Hyperion.

Past and planned space missions to Saturn include: Pioneer, Voyager, and Cassini. The Cassini mission was long and extensive and raised interest in the possibility that Enceladus might harbor life.


(planet,solar system)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn
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Referenced by:
axisymmetric
Cassini
10199 Chariklo
circumplanetary disk
Dragonfly
Enceladus
Enceladus Life Finder (ELF)
equilibrium temperature (Teq)
extra-solar planet
gas giant
gas planet
giant planet
gravity sounding
helium rain
Hyperion
J1407
J2
magnetic field
magnitude
metal
moment of inertia factor
moon
Neptune
obliquity
planetary protection
polar cyclone
ring system
Roche limit
rotation period
shepherd moon
spiral density wave
superrotating wind
tidal heating
Titan
Titius-Bode law
TiNy Titans (TNT)
transit
Voyager
zone

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