Which Planet’s Ring Produces their own rain?
Saturn is the 2nd largest planet in our solar system after Jupiter, Jupiter is 20% larger than Saturn and our earth has fifth place in solar system and Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun. Saturn is known for its fabulous ring system. Saturn ring system is very wide, spreading out over a distance 1,75,000 miles (2,82,000 km).
Saturn rings are not solid. They are made up of bits of ice, dust and rock. In 1610, Galileo Galilee was the first to see Saturn’s rings from his rudimentary telescope. It is only the rings of Saturn that can be seen from Earth with the help of a telescope. Saturn’s rings seem to disappear about every 14 year.
Some fact about the Saturn;
- Mass: 568,319,000,000,000,000 billion kg (95.16 x Earth)
- Equatorial Diameter: 120,728 km,
- Polar Diameter: 108,728 km
- Equatorial Circumference: 365,882 km
- Known Moons: 62
- Notable Moons: Titan, Rhea & Enceladus
- Known Rings: 30 +(7)
- Orbit Distance: 1,426,666,422,km (9.58 AU)
- Orbit Period: 10,755.70 Earth days (29.45 Earth years)
- Surface Temperature: 139 degree C