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What color is Saturn?

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Saturn is described as having a yellowish-brown color. This is due to the presence of trace amounts of ammonia, hydrocarbons, water vapor and phosphine in its atmosphere.

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest in the Solar System, with Jupiter being the largest planet. It is considered a gas giant because it is primarily comprised of hydrogen and helium gas and does not have a solid surface. As of 2014, Saturn has 62 known moons orbiting around it. The planet has an extensive system of seven rings and thousands of ringlets.

One day on Saturn lasts 10.7 hours, which is the time it takes to complete one rotation on its axis. It takes the planet 29 years to orbit around the Sun, which makes one year on Saturn equal 29 Earth years.


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