Saturn, optical image

Saturn, optical image

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Credit: DAMIAN PEACH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Saturn, optical image. Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in the Solar System. It is a gas giant with an average radius about nine times that of Earth and a volume of over 800 Earths. It is a gas giant and is mostly hydrogen and helium. Saturn has a large ring system of thousands of chunks of rock and ice, probably from a moon that disintegrated. Image obtained on 10 March 2015.

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