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How many moons does Saturn have?

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kharizza | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 24, 2009 at 12:15 PM via web

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How many moons does Saturn have?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted February 24, 2009 at 12:32 PM (Answer #1)

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According to the IAU (International Astronomical Union) Saturn, which is the sixth planet from the sun has

"18 known moons that have received officially sanctioned names."

The most famous of the moons of Saturn is Titan. Most of the moons which revolve around Saturn are mostly made up of ice with only about 30% rock.

"Voyager 1 revealed that Titan may have seas of liquid methane bordered by organic tarlike matter. Titan's thick blanket of orange clouds, however, prevent a direct view of the surface."

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astrosonu | Student | Valedictorian

Posted July 25, 2012 at 11:42 AM (Answer #3)

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18 moons.

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courtypoo111 | Student , Grade 10 | Honors

Posted November 3, 2012 at 2:59 PM (Answer #4)

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Scientists have discovered that Saturn has 62 moons.  The last six were just nw discovered in 1992!!

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