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Astro Quiz 49: Saturn Distance?

Question #49 – How far is Saturn from the Sun?

Answer:

Saturn's orbit is not a perfect circle, so its average distance from the Sun is 866 million miles (1.43 billion kilometers), or 9 astronomical units. Saturn is almost twice the distance from the Sun as Jupiter!

Read Saturn: Facts About the Ringed Planet at Space.com for more information about the ringed planet.


Cassini's Last Ring Portrait at Saturn
Photo credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Space Science Institute

 

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