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How big is Saturn


Just take a look at Saturn, the gas giant that takes its name from the Roman god of agriculture, and the second largest planet in the Solar System (behind Jupiter). In addition to its beautiful ring system and its large system of moons, this planet is renowned for its incredible size. Just how big is this planet? Well that depends on what your frame of reference is.
First let’s consider how large Saturn is from one end to the other – i.e. it’s diameter. The equatorial diameter of Saturn is 120,536 km ± 8 km (74,898 ± 5 mi) – or the equivalent of almost 9.5 Earths. However, as with all planets, their is a difference between the equatorial vs. the polar diameter. This difference is due to the flattening the planet experiences at the poles, which is caused by the planet’s rapid rotation.
Like all the giant planets, Saturn is many times the size of Earth and the other rocky planets.

The poles are about 5,904 km closer to the center of Saturn than points on the equator. As a result, Saturn’s polar radius is about 108,728 ± 20 km (67,560 ± 12 mi) – or the equivalent of 8.5 Earths. That’s a pretty big difference, and you can actually see that Saturn looks a little squashed in pictures. Just for comparison, the equatorial diameter of Saturn is 9.4 times bigger than Earth, and it’s about 84% the diameter of Jupiter.
Volume and Surface Area:
In terms of volume and surface area, the numbers get even more impressive! For starters, the surface area of Saturn is 42.7 billion km² (16.5 billion sq miles), which works out to about 83.7 times the surface area of Earth. That’s smaller than Jupiter though, being only 68.7% of Jupiter’s surface area. Still, that is pretty astounding when put into perspective.
On the other hand, Saturn has a volume of 827.13 trillion km³ (198.44 trillion cubic miles), which effectively means you could fit Earth inside of it 763 times over and still have room enough for about twenty Moons! Again, Jupiter has it beat since Saturn has only 57.8% the volume of Jupiter. It’s big, but Jupiter is just that much bigger.
Mass and Density:
What about mass? Of course Saturn is much, much, MUCH more massive than Earth. In fact, it’s mass has been estimated to be a whopping 568,360,000 trillion trillion kg (1,253,000,000 trillion trillion lbs) – which works out to 95 times the mass of Earth. Granted, that only works out to about 30% the mass of Jupiter, but that’s still a staggering amount of matter.
Diagram of Saturn’s interior. Credit: Kelvinsong/Wikipedia Commons
Looking at the numbers, you may notice that this seems like a bit of a discrepancy. If you could actually fit 763 Earth-sized planets inside Saturn with room to spare, how is it that it is only 95 times Earth’s mass? The answer to that has to do with density. Since Saturn is a gas giant, its matter is distributed less densely than a rocky planet’s.
Whereas Earth has a density of 5.514 g/cm³ (or 0.1992 lb per cubic inch), Saturn’s density is only 0.687 g/cm (0.0248 lb/cu in). Like all gas giants, Saturn’s is made up largely of gases that exist under varying degrees of pressure. Whereas the density increases considerably the deeper one goes into Saturn’s interior, the overall density is less than that of water – 1 g/cm³ (0.0361273 lb/cu in).
Yes, Saturn is quite the behemoth. And yet, ongoing investigations into extra-solar planets are revealing that even it and its big brother Jupiter can be beaten in the size department. In fact, thanks to the Kepler mission and other exoplanet surveys, astronomers have found a plethora of “Super-Jupiters” in the cosmos, which refers to planets that are up to 80 times the mass of Jupiter.
I guess the takeaway from this is that there’s always a bigger planet out there. So watch your step and remember not to throw your weight (or mass or volume) around!


Read 5 Health benefits of Avocados

READ 5 Health Benefits Of Avocados


Few people would argue with the statement that avocados are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Even fewer would disagree that they’re an amazingly versatile fruit (you heard right — a fruit) and that they can make an average meal a fantastically delicious and nutritious one in short order. Quite simply, avocados are the bee’s knees.

Health benefits of avocados

But then there’s those that stay well away from avocados due to their fat content. While much of the world is slowly beginning to embrace the notion that saturated and monounsaturated fats are a good thing (and low-fat diets are a very bad), there are still many people who wouldn’t touch a fatty food with a 10-foot pole.

While these “fat-averse” people might be hesitant to sample the wondrous green goo that is the avocado, there are plenty of other reasons why avocados are good for you. They’re absolutely loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, they’re surprisingly filling, and they’re anti-inflammatory. Not only that, they’re pre-packaged by nature, meaning no nasty plastic wrapping and unnecessary waste — just slice, scoop and throw the skin and pit into the compost.Based on the above, there’s no doubt that bringing more avocado into your life would be a very smart thing indeed. To provide even more motivation, here are five reasons why avocados are good for you.

1. Avocados are high in heart-healthy fats

Because fat still gets such a bad wrap these days, I simply couldn’t resist bringing up this one first. Newsflash: some fats are good for you! Very good, in fact. Avocados, it just so happens, are amazingly rich in monounsaturated fat, which is one of the “good guys” in the cardiovascular world.


In addition to helping you feel fuller for longer, monounsaturated fats can actually dramatically improve your health. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Lipids in Health and Disease found that monounsaturated fat consumption was associated with an overall risk in all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, cardiovascular events and stroke.

This might go against everything you’ve been taught to believe, but you may have noticed both health experts and government-endorsed ads recently starting to promote olive oil as a good source of healthy fats. What’s the primary form of fat in olive oil? Why, none other than monounsaturated fat!

2. Avocados contain loads of vitamins A, E and K

Avocados contain impressive concentrations of the vitamins A, E and K, which work synergistically to positively support many key functions in the body and brain. To break things down a little, here’s a quick overview of their many functions:

Vitamin A helps your eye function as they should and keeps them from drying out.

Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that protects against free radical images speeds healing and can help prevent the development of heart disease.

The vitamin K aids in the development and maintenance of health bones and supports strong, infection-resistant teeth.

Together with vitamin d, these guys form the dream team of the vitamin world. More avocado means more vitamin A, E and K — why not eat them in the sunshine and complete the vitamin posse? This all means better vision, stronger defense against aging and even cancer, and maintenance of health bones and teeth. These three vitamins are even considered critical to a health pregnancy.

3. Avocados contain plenty of vitamin C, too

Not far behind vitamins A, E, K and D in the health department are vitamin C, an antioxidant critical in supporting a strong immune system and forming healthy connective tissue in the body. Avocados contain surprisingly high levels of vitamin C — just another reason why they’re good for you!

4. Avocados help you absorb carotenoids

Avocados are high in oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that promotes the absorption of carotenoids. You’ve probably heard about how carotenoids are the compounds that give carrots and other orange vegetables their vibrant orange hue, but that’s not the end of the story. Carotenoid consumption is direct associate with improved health and reduced risk of disease. Therefore, eating more avocados means more oleic acid, which in turn promotes greater uptake of these nurturing natural compounds.

5. Avocados are high in protein


While monounsaturated fats might take the lion’s share of the humble avocado, they also contain a decent amount of protein too! The highest concentration of protein of any fruit, as it happens. For this reason, avocados make an excellent food to eat before or after workouts, as their healthy fats provide long-lasting energy. Plus their protein helps to build lean muscle mass, which can burn off body fat to help you reach your weight loss goals.

Easy avocado recipe: guacamole

If you’re getting tired of simply scooping avocados onto your favorite salad or slicing them into a sandwich (I don’t think I’ll ever get tired or

that !), there’s something else you can make: guacamole! This treat is quick, easy, amazingly nutritious and undeniably delicious! Here’s a quick, easy guacamole recipe to try:


3 ripe avocados

1 tomato, diced

1/2 onion (red or white)

1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Slice open the avocados and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh. Use a fork to mash the flesh in a bowl, working it around until it forms a smooth, even consistency.

2. Stir in the tomato, onion, cilantro, lemon juice and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Thoroughly mix the ingredients until blended to satisfaction.

3. Taste the mixture, and if it’s lacking in flavor then it may need a little more salt or a dash more of lemon juice.

4. Eat immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge.

How to ripen avocados faster

We’ve all been there: you get to the avocado section in your supermarket and every single one is hard. Rather than ditching these amazingly nutritious fruits, try this trick instead. When you get home, place the avocados in a brown paper bag along with an apple or banana. Leave for one to three days, checking every day, and you’ll find they ripen a whole lot faster. You’re welcome!

Try avocado oil and avocado seed

The flesh of the avocado isn’t the only part of this amazing fruit that’s good for you. avocado oil is an excellent, nutritious alternative to olive oil (and it has a higher heat capacity, too). Not only that, the actual seeds itself has many health benefits, so consider finding ways to include that in your daily meals!


Men’s truation Testimony


Mens.truation. Testimony

During church service, this 16-year old pastor’s daughter stood up and said “praise the Lord!” everybody shouted with joy, “Hallelujah”. She continued: “since the age of 13, I’ve been experiencing painful monthly periods. But now, after a series of Bible studies and prayers with brother Solomon in his house, my monthly periods have stopped for more than 3 months now. No more pain, no more menstruation. You can see I’m even getting fatter and prettier. We are starting to pray seriously about the small problem of vomiting, especially in the morning. Praise the Lord”. The whole church was silent!


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