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Saturn's Atmosphere

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Saturn's atmosphere is only a narrow region.  It is made up of about 75% hydrogen and 25% helium, with proof of other substances like methane and water ice.  Saturn is one of the windiest planets in out solar system with winds blowing at 1,800 kilometers per hour by the equator. Seldomly, dangerous white storms occur through the cloud layers. Each storm is bigger than the planet Earth. Smaller storms occur as darker spots and can be seen through the Hubble Space Telescope.  Also, there are three regions in Saturn's toposphere. The troposphere is the part of the atmosphere where "weather" happens. Certain types of clouds or cloud decks have been found here.  The clouds on Saturn's atmosphere are made up of mostly sulfur, which makes Saturn look yellow.   

 

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