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Saturn Overview: • Size: 2nd largest planet, 74,600 miles in diameter, almost ten times the size of Earth. • Name: Derived from the Roman god of agriculture • Gravity : 100 lbs. on Earth is 116 lbs. on Saturn • Discovery: Discovered by Galileo in 1610 • Visibility: Can be seen by the naked eye This is a model of Galileo’s telescope
The Beginning • Saturn was formed more than 4 billion years ago and is made of gases. Saturn was formed by large masses of gas combining in the universe. As the gasses mixed, they got bigger and gathered more gasses. With the help of gravity, Saturn was formed.
Saturn’s Surface • Saturn doesn't have a solid surface, instead it’s outer core is made up of hydrogen and helium. Also Saturn has storms on its surface resembled by red dots. This is a storm on Saturn’s surface
Saturn’s Interior • Saturn is composed of 4 layers Outer Gaseous, Outer Middle hot liquid, on inner middle metallic hydrogen, and a rocky-ice core as seen here. Rocky-Ice Core Hydrogen Hot liquid Metallic Hydrogen
Saturn’s Rings • Saturn has a total of seven rings. The rings are about 3,200 feet thick and span about 175,000 miles. They are mostly made up of rock, ice, and dust. This is an artists interpretation of Saturn’s rings.
Saturn’s Moons • Saturn has over thirty known moons here are just a few, Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan, Hyperion, Lapetus, Pan, Atlas, Prometheus, and Aegaeon. Most moons are named after Roman gods. The largest is Titan(as seen below) while the smallest is Aegaeon. Saturn’s Largest Moon: Titan
Video • This video is on the formation of Saturn’s rings.
Question 1: • How many moons does Saturn have? • Over 100 • 22 • Over 30 • 0
Question 2: • How many rings does Saturn have? • 56 • 7 • 34 • 9
Question 3: • What are Saturn’s inner core’s conditions? • Rocky and Icy • It doesn't have an inner core, its all hydrogen • Hot and volcanic • None of the above
Question 4: • Who discovered the planet Saturn? • The Mayans • Galileo • Kobe Bryant • Chuck Norris
Question 5: • In what year was Saturn discovered? • 670 • 1399 • 1610 • 1649
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