Astromony Facts #1- What is Saturn made of?

new-rings-cassini-2006What is Saturn made of?
We know Saturn is a gas giant, but thanks to missions like Cassini we’re learning about what kind of gas.

Saturn is composed mostly of what the sun is made of, hydrogen and helium. The planet also bears traces of ices containing ammonia, methane, and water.

Although it is the 2nd largest planet in our solar system, it lacks the mass to develop into a star.

Read more about what Saturn is made of at space.com.

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