Saturn. Lindsey Silver. Symbol and Origin. In Roman mythology Saturn is named after the g-d of agriculture. Discovery. Known in ancient times until 1610 when Galileo Galilei looked into his telescope and notice Saturn’s moons. Then in 1659 Christiaan Huygens discovered Saturn’s rings.
In Roman mythology Saturn is named after the g-d of agriculture
Known in ancient times until 1610 when Galileo Galilei looked into his telescope and notice Saturn’s moons. Then in 1659 Christiaan Huygens discovered Saturn’s rings.
Order from Sun: 6th
Distance from Sun (km): 1,429,400,000
Distance from Earth (km): 1,670,000,000
Mass: 5.68 * 1026kg
Volume: 816,547,068 * 1015kg
Saturn would float in water because it is less dense than water
It takes Saturn 29 years to orbit the Sun.
Saturn takes 10.7 hours to rotate on its own axis.
Saturn’s atmosphere is made up of mostly Hydrogen and Helium.
Saturn’s range is -2900F
Compared to Florida it is freezing.
Saturn is a Gas Giant, this means that Saturn has no solid surface.
Saturn’s internal composition consists of the core, inner mantle, outer mantle, and the atmosphere.
Saturn is similar to Jupiter but smaller. Saturn is not perfectly round. Saturn is wider in the middle and more narrow near its top and bottom.
Sometimes there is Wind storms that occur.
Some of Saturn’s moons produce rain that hits Saturn’s surface.
Galileo discovered Saturn’s rings in the 17th century when he looked through his telescope. The rings are made of ice chunks and rocks. There are three rings that are divided into eight parts.
Saturn has at least
63 moons. The first moon, Titan was noticed by Christiaan Huygens. Jean-Dominique Cassini then discovered 4 other major moons.
Some of Saturn’s moons have a layer of ice on them. There is also a layer of water ice in Saturn’s atmosphere
A person would gain about 8lb to their weight. It is impossible for a human to survive on Saturn because they would freeze to death.
Saturn is the least dense planet in the Solar System. Saturn spins so quickly on its axis that the planet flattens itself. Saturn has only been visited four times by spacecraft. It is possible that there is life on one of Saturn’s moon called Enceladus.
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