Saturn Made by Luke Pai
Saturn's name origin/meaning • Saturn was named after the roman god of agriculture. • Saturn means Saturday.
Discovery • Who : Galileo Galilei • When : 1610 • How: By telescope
Distances • In the 6th order away from the sun. • 1,433,000,000 km away from the sun. • 1,300,000,000 km away from the earth. Link shows Saturn in the 6th order from the sun http://nineplanets.org
Planet Measurements • Mass : 568,319,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg • Volume : 827,129,915,150,897 km3 • Density : 0.687 g/cm3 • Would Saturn float of sink in water. Explain. - Saturn would float for its density is lower then waters density. • Gravity : 1.08 times the gravity on earth. Ex: 100 lb on earth, 108 lb on Saturn.
Orbit and Rotation • Saturn takes 29 earth year to orbit the sun. • 10 hr and 37 minutes for Saturn to completely rotate on its axis.
Atmosphere • Saturn is approximately 94% of hydrogen and 6% of helium. • Methane ,ammonia, nitrogen and oxygen have been found in smaller traces.
Temperature • Temperature range on Saturn is -288 F. • Temperature on earth is hotter by a long shot. • Florida is the hottest place know to man.
Composition/Appearences • Gas Giant . - Surface is just a layer of gas. • Internal composition is the core is 10 to 20 times massive as the earth. • Saturn looks like a spherical gas planet with a massive rocky ring around it.
Weather • Saturn weather is very windy for its winds can reach up to 180 km mph . • 3 regions where “weather” occurs . • Contains ammonia clouds, ammonium hydro sulphine clouds, and water clouds.
Rings • Discovered in 1610 by a telescope by Galileo Galilei. • Eight rings around Saturn you can see by telescope. • People believe the rings are made of comets, asteroids, or shattered moons the broke up before they reached the planet. • The color of Saturn rings are shimmering pinks, properties of gray and a hint of brown.
Moons • 53 natural satellites • Titan-(1655) • Lapetus, Rhea, Dione, Tethys –(1671-1654) • Hyperion – (1848) • Janus –(1966) Titan
Human travels • If someone traveled to Saturn they would have no place to land for Saturn is just a gas planet. • He would sink to hotter and denser gases in Saturn till he gets crushed by the pressure.
Special Slide • Each ring of Saturn rotates at a different speed. • Titan (Saturn moon) is so large it affects near things around it. • Moons can go thought the gaps between Saturn rings. • Scientist believe that titan can support life.
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