Of what is Saturn made?

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Saturn is believed to be comprised of hydrogen, helium, methane, ammonia, ethane and hydrogen deuteride, according to Universe Today. The rings of Saturn are made up of bits of ice, dust and rock.

While there is still a great deal about Saturn that is unknown, through various means of testing, scientists believe that Saturn is made up primarily of gases. It is believed that the core of the planet is made of iron and rock, while the rest of the planet is comprised of 96 percent hydrogen, 3 percent helium and 1 percent trace elements of hydrogen deuteride, ethane, ammonia and methane, according to Universe Today. The state of these elements is a combination of gas, liquid and molten, depending on the altitude. It is the various temperatures and pressures that alter the state of the gases. Saturn's rings are made of bits that range in sizes as small as sand grains to those as large as tall buildings, according to NASA. Saturn is the second-largest planet in the solar system, and its area is equal to nine Earths. In addition to the large size of Saturn, it also has a slow rotation around the sun. In fact, a Saturn year is equal to 29 years on Earth.

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Saturn is approximately 75% hydrogen and 25% helium with traces of other substances like methane and water ice. ty the answer above is wrong saturn is made of about 94% hydrogen and
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Saturn doesn't actually have a surface since it it a gas planet. It is made up almost entirely of hydrogen and helium. There are also trace amounts of other gases that give Saturn
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Saturn has six main rings, each composed of thousands of tiny ringlets. The rings are huge - the biggest ones spanning 170,000 miles (273,588 km) in diameter. They are, however, proportionately
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The rings around Saturn are made up of many things, like chunks of ice, rock, and other space debris that have gotten caught in its orbit.
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Saturn most likely has a molten rock core. Its mantle is composed of non-metallic and metallic liquid hydrogen. Saturn has no crust. There are also trace amounts of ammonia, methane, and water ice.
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