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Saturn's. Moons. About Saturn’s Moons. 18 known moons 2 more unconfirmed The largest moon is Titan. 15 of Saturn’s 19 moons. SATURN'S MOONS. Titan (seen from Saturn). Titan. 2 nd largest moon in solar system It’s density is 2 g/cm 3

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Saturn's

Moons


About saturn s moons
About Saturn’s Moons

  • 18 known moons

  • 2 more unconfirmed

  • The largest moon is Titan





Titan
Titan

  • 2nd largest moon in solar system

  • It’s density is 2 g/cm3

  • It’s made up of about half rock and half frozen water.

  • The atmospheres pressure is 1.5 times Earth’s

  • 90 to 99% of the gas is Nitrogen. The rest is methane and very small amounts of hydrogen cyanide and acetylene.

  • -180°:turns methane and other gases to liquid

  • Its orange because of that.



Mimas
Mimas

  • Nicknamed the “The Death Star”

  • Creator is named Herschel

  • It’s so big that it’s gravity pulls material to keep it in a sphere

  • Named after a Titan the Hercules killed



Enceladus
Enceladus

  • Brightest object in Solar System except the Sun.

  • Something has erupted to make the planet so smooth (water, volcanic, etc…)

  • Named after a Titan that was killed by Athena



Tethys
Tethys

  • Giant Ice cube

  • Was water at once. It just floated in the air until it froze

  • The moon Thetys was a named after a Titan sea goddess named Thetys



Rhea

  • 2nd largest moon of Saturn

  • 1/3 of the moon’s mass is rock. The rock is the core. The other 2/3 of the moon is ice.

  • Many creators cover the planet.



Hyperion
Hyperion

  • The largest non-ball shaped object in the solar system

  • Being that it isn’t round, scientist think that it broke off of a larger moon.

  • Named after the son of Earth and Uranus



Iapetus
Iapetus

  • Iapetus’ structure is primarily an ice ball.

  • Unlike most of the moons that orbit around the equator of Saturn, Iapetus orbits from top to bottom.

  • Named after the son of Uranus, that is said to be an ancestor to humans.



Phoebe
Phoebe

  • Phoebe is 4 times farther than Iapetus to Saturn

  • It’s darker tan a lot of Saturn’s moons

  • It orbits from top to bottom, and not around the equator

  • Scientists think that Phoebe is probably a comet or asteroid captured by Saturn’s Gravity.


Bibliography solar system
Bibliography ~ Solar System

  • Origin of the Solar System." Pathlights. http://evolution-facts.org/. 17 May 2006 <http://www.pathlights.com/ce_encyclopedia/03-ss2.htm#Basic%20Theory>.

  • Spaulding, Nancy E., and Samuel N. Namowitz. Health Earth Science. Evanston, Illinois: McDougal Littell, 1999. 7-8.


Bibliography saturn s moons
Bibliography ~ Saturn’s Moons

  • "Debate 3: Where Did the Moon Come From? (Cont.)." Atropos.as.Arizona.Edu. 16 May 2006 <http://atropos.as.arizona.edu/aiz/teaching/a204/lecture15.html>.

  • Knight, David C. 32 Moons the Natural Satellites of Our Solar System. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1974. 57-72.

  • "Moons of Saturn." Kids Astronomy. 2006. 19 May 2006 <http://www.kidsastronomy.com/saturn/moons.htm>.


Bibliography saturn s moons1
Bibliography ~ Saturn’s Moons

  • Seal, David. "Solar System Simulator." Nasa. First Gov. 18 May 2006 <http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/>.

  • Spaulding, Nancy E., and Samuel N. Namowitz. Health Earth Science. Evanston, Illinois: McDougal Littell, 1999. 422.


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