If I stood on Saturn would I sink?

The outer part of Saturn is made of gas and the very top layers have about the same pressure as the air does on Earth. So, if you tried to walk on this part of Saturn, you would sink through its atmosphere. Saturn's atmosphere is very thick and its pressure increases the deeper you go. After a while, you would stop sinking and unfortunately be crushed by the high pressure deeper in Saturn's atmosphere.


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