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How long does it take Saturn to orbit the sun?

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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.

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Because Saturn is farther away from the sun than the Earth, its distance dramatically increases the amount of time required for Saturn to make a complete revolution around the sun. The revolution that Saturn makes around the Sun is in an elliptical shaped orbit. Saturn's orbit velocity is 21,562 miles per hour, just under one-third that of Earth. However, Saturn's rotational speed is more than twice as fast as Earth's: 0.44 Earth days elapse before Saturn rotates once.

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