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Saturn is a gaseous giant planet named after the Roman god of the harvest.
Beneath its thick atmosphere lie hydrogen and helium. Saturn may also have a rocky core not much bigger than Earth.
Saturn is known for its distinctive rings. Like Jupiter, Saturn has bands of clouds and swirling storms. The planet’s cloud bands are not as prominent as Jupiter’s because the top of the deep atmosphere is hazier. Like Earth, Saturn is tilted, so it goes through seasonal changes. Giant storms erupt in the atmosphere during certain seasons.