What Is the Planet Saturn Like and How Strong Are the Winds On the Planet Saturn?

Saturn is known as the planet with the rings around it, although Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune also have rings.

These rings, which encircle the sixth planet at its equator, have distinct characteristics.

The planet itself is a gas giant quite light in density and bright in luminosity.

Its surface sometimes reveals a Great White Spot, similar to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.

The planet is covered in clouds and is subject to a strong wind system.

Eighteen satellites orbit Saturn.

Saturn has severe winds; winds whip around the equator in a jet stream some 50,000 miles (80,000 km) wide at speeds around 1,120 miles (1,800 km) per hour.

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