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
By: Kamryn Culp
May 14, 2013
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’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 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 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.
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
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!!
Saturn’s known as’ “The Jewel of our Solar System ”
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.)