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Saturn is a gaseous giant planet named after the Roman god of the harvest.
Hydrogen and helium lie under its thick atmosphere. It may also have a rocky core not much bigger than Earth.
Saturn is known for its unique rings. Like Jupiter, it has bands of clouds and swirling storms. The planet’s cloud bands are not as obvious as Jupiter’s because the top of the deep atmosphere is hazier. Like Earth, Saturn is tilted, so it has seasons. Giant storms flare up in the atmosphere during certain seasons.