The average temperature of Saturn is minus 288 degrees Fahrenheit, which is minus 178 degrees Celsius. However, this is an inaccurate measure of the temperature conditions on the planet, because the temperatures in the atmosphere differ greatly from the temperatures near the core.
Saturn has three layers of gaseous clouds in its atmosphere. In the outer layer, comprised mostly of ammonia ice, temperatures can be between minus 280 and minus 170 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 173 to minus 113 degrees Celsius). The middle layer of water ice can range from minus 127 to 26 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 88 to minus 3 degrees Celsius). The lower layers of clouds can reach 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 degrees Celsius).Learn More
Saturn orbits the sun in approximately 29.7 Earth years. It orbits the sun in an elliptical path, just as all of the planets in the solar system do.Full Answer >
The Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, or VATT, is a Gregorian telescope installed by the Vatican Observatory in Mount Graham, Ariz., in 1993. It is a common misconception that the telescope is named Lucifer. VATT shares an observatory with an unrelated telescope named Lucifer but is not named Lucifer itself.Full Answer >
The speed of light in a vacuum is a universal constant, with a value of 299,792,458 meters per second. Nothing in the universe that has mass can, even theoretically, exceed this speed.Full Answer >
According to the Department of Energy Office of Science, in space, the gravity is extremely low and the gases located in space spread out very quickly. These gases become spread so far out that it is said that there is no oxygen in space.Full Answer >