Why if we put Saturn in water, it will float?

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Why if we put Saturn in water, it will float?
 

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mathman
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Density is 0.7. Anything less than 1 floats. (Where do expect to find a big enough basin?
 
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It's a highly misleading claim, since you couldn't really float Saturn in a vessel of water of any size. (Saturn's gravitation will have deleterious effects on your vessel of water). But it is true that Saturn is less dense than water:

Saturn masses 5.7 x 1026 kg.
A volume of water the size of Saturn would mass 8.3 x 1026kg.
 
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