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Saturn. By Jacob Kaffey. Symbol/Name. Saturn’s name comes from the Roman god of agriculture. Discovery. Known by the ancients Unknown discovery time Galileo discovered rings around S aturn. Distances. 6 th from the sun 1,427,000,000 km from the sun 1,200,000,000 km from Earth.

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Saturn

Saturn

By Jacob Kaffey


Saturn

Symbol/Name

Saturn’s name comes from the Roman god of agriculture


Discovery
Discovery

  • Known by the ancients

  • Unknown discovery time

  • Galileo discovered rings around Saturn


Distances
Distances

  • 6th from the sun

  • 1,427,000,000 km from the sun

  • 1,200,000,000 km from Earth


Measurements
Measurements

  • Mass

    • 5.6832 x 1026 kg

  • Volume

    • 8.2713 x 1014 km3

  • Density

    • 0.687 g/cm2

  • Gravity

    • 10.4 m/s2


Orbit rotation
Orbit/Rotation

  • Orbit

    • 29 years

  • Rotation

    • 10.565 hours


Atmosphere
Atmosphere

  • Mostly hydrogen and helium

  • Sulfur

  • Methane

  • Ammonia

  • Nitrogen

  • Oxygen

  • Gases create colorful bands


Temperature
Temperature

  • Generally 95 K all the time

  • 95 K= -178 Celcius


Composition appearance
Composition/Appearance

  • Gas giant

  • No surface

  • Liquid metallic hydrogen

  • Iron and rock core

  • Ice

  • Looks like a butterscotch or brown color with naked eye and from space

  • Actually has multicolored bands


Weather
Weather

  • Winds up to 1,800 km/h

  • Violent “white” storms bigger than Earth

  • Ice storms

  • Clouds of carbon


Rings
Rings

  • Discovered by Galileo in 1610

  • Many colors

    • Clear

    • Orange

    • Green

    • Blue

    • Black

  • Made of ice


Moons
Moons

  • Over 60 moons

  • First 18 discovered by 1997


Water
Water

  • Lots of ice

  • Water deep in the atmosphere

  • Water and ice in the rings


If humans traveled to saturn
If Humans Traveled to Saturn…

  • Wouldn’t be able to breathe

  • Can’t stand

  • Pressure would crush body

  • Freeze in the atmosphere

  • Choking

  • Burn in the core


Special
Special

  • Storms larger than Earth

  • Liquid hydrogen in atmosphere

  • Most predominant rings


Works cited
Works Cited

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