Saturn is unique among the planets. It is not the only planet to have rings—made
of chunks of ice and rock—but none are as spectacular or as complicated as Saturn's.
Like fellow gas giant Jupiter, Saturn is a massive ball made mostly of hydrogen and helium.
Saturn is the sixth planet from our Sun (a star) and orbits at a distance of
about 886 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) from the Sun.
Saturn is a gas-giant planet and therefore does not have a solid surface like Earth’s.
But it might have a solid core somewhere in there.
Saturn has 53 known moons with an additional nine moons awaiting confirmation
of their discovery—that is a total of 62 moons.