moons of saturn


Saturn has 60 name natural satellites, many of which were discovered only recently and may be as small as two-to-three kilometers across, plus hundreds of observed "moonlets" only a few tens or hundreds of meters across in the A Ring. Seven of the moons are large enough to have achieved hydrostatic equilibrium and so would be considered dwarf planets if they were in orbit about the Sun; indeed one of them, Titan, is massive enough to retain an atmosphere denser than our own. A precise number of moons can not be given, as there is no objective boundary between the countless small anonymous objects that form Saturn's ring system and the larger objects that have been named as moons.

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