Saturn By Robbie
Saturn and Earth • Saturn is bigger than Earth. • Its volume is 744 times more than Earth. • It is similar to Jupiter but much smaller. • Its mass is 95 times more than the Earth.
Appearance • Saturn has rings. • They are icy dust rocks. • Its rings are 169,800 miles wide. • The rings are held in place around Saturn by the moons that orbit the planet. • The gravity of the moons causes the gaps between the rings.
Environment • Saturn is the lightest planet. • It spins fast. • It is made up mostly of hydrogen and helium. • The average temperature is -184° C. • This is a very cold temperature!
Geologic Composition of Planet • The inside of Saturn is a rocky core. • The core is surrounded by liquid metallic hydrogen. • The outside of Saturn is liquid hydrogen.
NASA Video • To see a video about Saturn, click on the link below. • http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/cassini_equinox/cassini_equinox_slideshow.html
Credits • Title: http://www.universetoday.com/wpcontent/uploads/2008/07/saturninfrared.jpg • Slide 2: http://www.aerospaceguide.net/solar_system/solar_system.jpg • Slide 2: http://www.mmedia.is/~bjj/3dtest/saturn/saturn_global.jpg • Slide 3: http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/12/violent-origin-for-saturns-rings.html • Slide 4: • Slide 5: http://www.windows2universe.org/saturn/interior/S_int_structure_liquid.html • Slide 6: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/cassini_equinox/cassini_equinox_slideshow.html