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Saturn

Saturn; Saturnus = [Latin] father of Jupiter

Saturn is the sixth planet of the Solar System, counting from the Sun. Saturn is a jovian planet with a very dense and thick atmosphere (made mostly of hydrogen and helium), many moons, and wide rings. Saturn has an equatorial diameter of 120,536 km and is number 3 on the list of largest objects in our Solar System.