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A Look at Saturn's Atmosphere

The clouds of Saturn are much less colorful than those of Jupiter. This is because Saturn's atmosphere is made of more sulfur. Sulfur makes Saturn look yellow.

The atmosphere of Saturn, like Jupiter, is only a narrow region, compared to Saturn's huge insides. The clouds of Saturn are to be found mostly low in the atmosphere. Smog can be found higher up.

Saturn is not much changed from the early days when it formed, unlike the Earth which has changed a lot since it formed.

When you look closely, Saturn's atmosphere is as fierce as that of Jupiter! The winds of Saturn are very powerful.


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