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Saturn. By: Kamryn Culp Mrs. Lower May 14, 2013. Saturn compared to Earth. About 93 million miles from sun Day- 24 hours # of moons- 1 moon Atmosphere- nitrogen, oxygen, argon. About 891 million miles from sun Day- 10 hours 33 minutes # of moons- 62 moons

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saturn

Saturn

By: Kamryn Culp

Mrs. Lower

May 14, 2013

saturn compared to earth
Saturn compared to Earth

About 93 million miles from sun

Day- 24 hours

# of moons- 1 moon

Atmosphere- nitrogen, oxygen, argon

About 891 million miles from sun

Day- 10 hours 33 minutes

# of moons- 62 moons

Atmosphere- hydrogen, helium, methane, ammonia, ethane, water

Saturn

Earth

saturn s rings
Saturn’s rings

Saturn’s rings are made of mainly ice, the ice can be from dust size to 10ft in diameter.

There are seven main rings around Saturn, the rings are named by letters. The names go in order of discovery.

saturn s formation of its rings
Scientists believe that a long time ago a moon or other large object got too close to Saturn, the body broke in to millions of pieces. After time the pieces started orbiting Saturn. After even more time, the pieces became rings.Saturn’s formation of its rings
saturn s size compared with earths
Saturn is giant compared with earth. Earth’s diameter is 7,918 miles wide and Saturn’s diameter is 74,898 miles wide!Saturn’s size compared with Earths
saturn s rotation revolution speed and tilt of axis
Saturn’s rotation, revolution, speed, and tilt of axis

Saturn’s tilt is 27 degrees.

Saturn travels at a speed of 21,637 miles per hour.

29 and a half Earth years equals one of Saturn’s year.

One complete rotation takes 10 hours and 33 minutes.

S a t u r n

saturn s moons
Saturn’s moons

Saturn has 53 moons that are officially named. All of the moons are very different for instance, one moon known as Rhea has very faint rings, and Lapetus has an enormous ridge along its equator.

titan and enceladus
Titan and Enceladus

Very dense atmosphere

Orbital period: 16 days

Discoverer- Christaan Huygens

Discovered- March 25, 1655

Has a very icy surface making it shiny

Orbital period: 33 hours

Discoverer- William Herschel

Discovered- 1789

fun facts
FUN FACTS!!!

Saturn is a gas giant and the second largest planets in our solar system the Milky Way.

Saturn has the second largest moon called Titan.

Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, is the very shiny because it reflects almost 100 percent of the sunlight hitting it.

Hope you enjoyed!!

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Saturn’s known as’ “The Jewel of our Solar System ”

reflection
Reflection

I chose Saturn because I thought that Saturn was very unique and interesting. I thought that the most surprising thing was that Saturn’s moons Escalades and Titan could support certain life. I would love to keep researching Saturn because Saturn has so many secrets that I personally want to find out. (Also, because of this project, I will maybe want to be a scientist and an astronomer.)