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Saturn. By Jacob Kaffey. Symbol/Name. Saturn’s name comes from the Roman god of agriculture. Discovery. Known by the ancients Unknown discovery time Galileo discovered rings around S aturn. Distances. 6 th from the sun 1,427,000,000 km from the sun 1,200,000,000 km from Earth.

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saturn

Saturn

By Jacob Kaffey

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Symbol/Name

Saturn’s name comes from the Roman god of agriculture

discovery
Discovery
  • Known by the ancients
  • Unknown discovery time
  • Galileo discovered rings around Saturn
distances
Distances
  • 6th from the sun
  • 1,427,000,000 km from the sun
  • 1,200,000,000 km from Earth
measurements
Measurements
  • Mass
    • 5.6832 x 1026 kg
  • Volume
    • 8.2713 x 1014 km3
  • Density
    • 0.687 g/cm2
  • Gravity
    • 10.4 m/s2
orbit rotation
Orbit/Rotation
  • Orbit
    • 29 years
  • Rotation
    • 10.565 hours
atmosphere
Atmosphere
  • Mostly hydrogen and helium
  • Sulfur
  • Methane
  • Ammonia
  • Nitrogen
  • Oxygen
  • Gases create colorful bands
temperature
Temperature
  • Generally 95 K all the time
  • 95 K= -178 Celcius
composition appearance
Composition/Appearance
  • Gas giant
  • No surface
  • Liquid metallic hydrogen
  • Iron and rock core
  • Ice
  • Looks like a butterscotch or brown color with naked eye and from space
  • Actually has multicolored bands
weather
Weather
  • Winds up to 1,800 km/h
  • Violent “white” storms bigger than Earth
  • Ice storms
  • Clouds of carbon
rings
Rings
  • Discovered by Galileo in 1610
  • Many colors
    • Clear
    • Orange
    • Green
    • Blue
    • Black
  • Made of ice
moons
Moons
  • Over 60 moons
  • First 18 discovered by 1997
water
Water
  • Lots of ice
  • Water deep in the atmosphere
  • Water and ice in the rings
if humans traveled to saturn
If Humans Traveled to Saturn…
  • Wouldn’t be able to breathe
  • Can’t stand
  • Pressure would crush body
  • Freeze in the atmosphere
  • Choking
  • Burn in the core
special
Special
  • Storms larger than Earth
  • Liquid hydrogen in atmosphere
  • Most predominant rings
works cited
Works Cited
  • "“Cold” Equivalent Potential Temperature?" Eloquentsciencecom RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2013.
  • Erickson, Kristen. "Solar System Exploration: Planets: Saturn: Overview." Solar System Exploration: Planets: Saturn: Overview. Ed. Phil Davis. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2013.
  • "Galileo Overthrows Ancient Philosophy." Galileo Overthrows Ancient Philosophy. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2013.
  • "Meet Saturn\'s Great White Spot That Really Isn\'t A Spot Anymore." TechCrunch. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2013.
  • "Moons." Moons. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2013.
  • "NASA\'s Cassini Spacecraft Continues Making New Discoveries." - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. N.p., 25 Feb. 2005. Web. 18 Dec. 2013.
  • "Nine Planets." The Solar System Tour. N.p., 1994. Web. 17 Dec. 2013.
  • "                  Saturn 3D Space Tour™ Screensaver V1.0." 3D Saturn Screensaver. "3D Space Tour" Screensavers Collection. Official Author\'s Website.N.p., 1999. Web. 18 Dec. 2013.
  • "Saturn\'s Rings: Composition, Characteristics & Creation." Space.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2013.
  • "Saturn’s Youthful Appearance Explained." Featured News. N.p., 30 Apr. 2013. Web. 17 Dec. 2013.
  • "Solar System." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 17 Dec. 2013. Web. 17 Dec. 2013.
  • "Welcome to the Planets." Welcome to the Planets. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2013.
  • "What Would Happen If a Human Travelled to Saturn?" - Blurtit. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2013.
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