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Our Solar System: In Order From the Sun

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Saturn


The sixth planet from the Sun is the majestic Saturn. It takes 29 years for Saturn to make one trip around the Sun. Orbiting this giant, gas-filled planet are its famous rings. The rings are a collection of billions of boulder-sized chunks of ice. Saturn's intense gravitational field keeps its icy rings from clumping together.

Fun Fact: Saturn rotates rapidly, making each day only 10 hours long.

Photo source: NASA

Next: Uranus

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