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# How much does Saturn weigh?

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Because weight is calculated based on gravitational pull, it is impractical to determine the weight of a planet. For example, an object weighing 500 pounds on Earth weighs 465 pounds on Saturn because of the planets' different gravitational pulls. Thus, planets are compared by calculating their mass, which remains constant.

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Scientists calculate the mass of Saturn to be 568,319,000,000 trillion tonnes, which is calculated from measurements of Saturn's volume and density. Saturn's volume is around 154 times greater than the Earth's, but it is only one-eighth as dense, so the mass of Saturn is 95.161 times greater than the mass of the Earth.

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A day on Saturn is 10.7 Earth hours long, which is the amount of time it takes for the planet to make a complete rotation on it axis. Saturn makes a full orbit around the sun in a period of time equal to 29 Earth years. Saturn is about 886 million miles from the sun and is the sixth furthest planet in the solar system.

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Although Saturn has seven ring groups, scientists do not know exactly how many rings are around the planet. This is because the ring groups are made up of thousands of smaller rings, according to the Cool Cosmos website published by the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center.

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The planet Uranus has a little over fourteen and a half times the mass of Earth and weighs roughly 86 septillion kilograms. Despite its much greater mass, the planet has a mean radius that is four times greater than the Earth.