What are the layers of Saturn?

What are the layers of Saturn?

Saturn is a gaseous planet with a rocky core, a liquid metallic hydrogen layer above the core, and a molecular hydrogen layer above that. The hot, heavy, rocky core has a radius possibly three times the radius of the Earth.

How many layers of rings does Saturn have?

Saturn has four main groups of rings and three fainter, narrower ring groups. These groups are separated by gaps called divisions. Close up views of Saturn’s rings by the Voyager spacecrafts, which flew by them in 1980 and 1981, showed that these seven ring groups are made up of thousands of smaller rings.

Does Saturn’s atmosphere have layers?

Traces of water are present in the atmosphere, but predominantly as ice. The surface of Saturn is defined by the region where the pressure of the planet reaches one bar, equivalent to the pressure at sea level on Earth. Like Jupiter, Saturn boasts layers of clouds. The upper layers of clouds are made up of ammonia ice.

How many layers does Jupiter have?

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The atmosphere of Jupiter is classified into four layers, by increasing altitude: the troposphere, stratosphere, thermosphere and exosphere.

Why is Jupiter a failed star?

“Jupiter is called a failed star because it is made of the same elements (hydrogen and helium) as is the Sun, but it is not massive enough to have the internal pressure and temperature necessary to cause hydrogen to fuse to helium, the energy source that powers the sun and most other stars.

Which is bigger sun or star?

Although the Sun appears larger to us than any other star, there are many stars which are much larger. The Sun appears so large compared to the other stars because it is so much closer to us than any other star. The Sun is just an average sized star. Mu Cephi – about 1500 times the size of our sun.

Can we live on Saturn?

While planet Saturn is an unlikely place for living things to take hold, the same is not true of some of its many moons. Satellites like Enceladus and Titan, home to internal oceans, could possibly support life.

Can a person live on Saturn?

Without a solid surface, Saturn isn’t likely a place we could ever live. But the gas giant does have numerous moons, some of which would make fascinating locations for space colonies, particularly Titan and Enceladus.

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