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What is Saturn made of? (Chemical composition)

Saturn1. INTRODUCTION

#QuestionWhat is Saturn made of?

According to the official NASA website and Wikipedia, Saturn is mainly made of two chemical elements: Hidrogen (≈ 96 %) and Helium (≈ 3 %) with some traces of methane, ammonia, hydrogen deuteride and ethane.

 

2. WHAT IS SATURN MADE OF? (CHEMICAL COMPOSITION)

  • Hydrogen (H2) ≈ 96.3 %.
  • Helium (He) ≈ 3.25 %.
  • Methane (CH4) ≈ 0.45 %.
  • Ammonia (NH4) ≈ 0.0125 %.
  • Hydrogen deuteride (HD) ≈ 0.0110 %.
  • Ethane (C2H6) ≈ 0.0007 %.

 

3. MORE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES

  • Nasa.gov (2018). Nasa Science > Solar System Exploration > Planets > Saturn. Avaliable [HERE].
  • Wikipedia.org (2018). Saturn. Avaliable [HERE].
 

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