Why does saturn has less dense water than the other planet.?

Why does saturn has less dense water than the other planet.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I think you might mean: "Why is Saturn less dense than water". It's true - if you were able to get an ocean large enough, Saturn would float!

    This is because Saturn is a gas giant, and most of its volume is taken up with atmospheric gasses, which are lighter than water. Jupiter is also gas; but it is so large that its inner layers are compressed to greater than the density of water. The other gas giants; Uranus and Neptune, are so cold that their inner sections are made of frozen gasses.

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  • 4 years ago

    Saturn is the only gas giant (in our solar system at least) that is less dense than water. Basically, gas giants are composed of 2 main sections: The core (dense) and the H+He envelope (not dense). The density of the planet as a whole depends on the ratio of these two that make up the planet.* Hope this helps! *Actually it is quite a bit more complicated than this. The density can be affected by other factors such as temperature (as gases expand when it's warmer), and outer giants Neptune and Uranus are ice giants, which also increases there density.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Saturn retains more gas than even Uranus does.

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  • 1 decade ago

    are you italian? (your name is Franco...)

    I didn't understand what you mean, but you could (if you were italian) ask this in Yahoo Italia.

    Non ho capito bene che intenevi, ma se sei italiano puoi chiederlo su Yahoo Italia.

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