Saturn By Monique Bonnett
Saturn -Galileo was the first to discover Saturn in his telescope in 1610 searching through the stars. • They name it after a god of Agriculture. This is the symbol.
Distances • Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun. • The distance in AU is 10.1 from the sun, it is 9.53 AU from earth. • The distances in km from the sun is1.4 billion and from the earth is 1.2 billion.
Planet measurements • Saturn's mass is 5.68×10 to the 26 • Saturn's density is less than water it would float like a apple in water 0.687 grams • Saturn's volume is 287 200 8.
Orbit and Rotation • Saturn orbits around the sun 29.5 earth years. • It gets 1.35 billion km’s from the sun. • It gets 1.51 billion km’s away from the sun. • The days length is 10.5 hours.
Saturn's appearance and rings Saturn is an oblate shaped planet .It has a rocky core. And has a flattened poles. Saturn's rings are Black, gray and white in color They are made out of rocks, ice dirt and water.
Saturn's moons • Saturn has seven teen moons. Titan, Pandora, Calypso, and many more.
Composition and atmosphere • Saturn's composition is gas but it slowly changes to water as the pressure increases. • The core composition is metal and rocky. • Saturn's major gas is 75% hydredian and its minor gas is 25% helium.
Surface conditions • Saturn’s wind speed is very fast it is 1800 km. • There is no rain on Saturn but it gets very cold. • Its surface pressure is 140 kpa. • The temperature is in the range of-150 Celsius.
Water & exploration • Saturn has no real surface but does have some chemicals and water. • The surface features are a lot of moons. Only two voyagers pasted by it the Cassini and Huygens.
Recourses • http://library.thinkquest.org/27322/planets.php?show=saturn&act=weather • http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_saturn's_weather_conditions