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Saturn Facts

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1. Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest. 2. Saturn was the god of agriculture in Roman mythology. Saturn is also the father of Jupiter, the king of the Roman gods. 3. Saturn is flattened at the poles, due to a fast rotation on its axis. 4. Saturn has 62 […]

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Gas Giants

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Are there planets that are not composed of rock, like Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars? Are there planets where there is no land, just all nothingness? Yes, there are, they are known as a Gas Giants, they are large celestial bodies that are instead made up of gases. They may have a solid core, and […]

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What Does Saturn Look Like

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The planet Saturn is said to be the second largest among the known planets, having a diameter of almost 75,000 miles. It is also considered as the sixth planet to orbit around the sun at a distance of about 885 million miles. For an orbit to be completed, a calculation of almost 28.5 years should […]

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When Was Saturn Discovered

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Saturn is perhaps one of the distinguishable planets in the solar system, thanks to its prominent ring system. The sixth planet (from the sun) and also largest planet in the solar system next to Jupiter, it is one of four gas giant planets, along with Neptune, Jupiter, and Uranus as the other three. The planet […]

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Surface of Saturn

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What makes Saturn huge is its atmosphere. Although it has a surface, it is not as solid as other planets. Saturn’s surface is so dense that the gravity on it is particularly very weak and is only 91% compared to that of Earth’s. It will not allow anyone to take a stroll on the planet. […]

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Who Discovered Saturn

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Saturn, named after the Roman god of the same name, is the Solar System’s second largest planet. In Roman mythology, Saturn is the father of Zeus (Uranus, the planet after it, is the father of Saturn in the same mythology). It was also part of the five classical planets—planets that were known during ancient times […]

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Moons of Saturn

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There are 62 moons orbiting Saturn. The moons of Saturn vary not only in size but also in composition and shape. The largest of the moons of Saturn is the aptly named Titan, more than 5,000 km across and is bigger than Mercury.

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Rings of Saturn

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Out of the four ringed planets in the solar system, Saturn has the most complex ring system. The materials that compose the Saturn rings are mostly water ice combined with chemicals and dust particles. The size of these water ice ranges from micrometers to a few meters. The first person to ever observe the Saturn […]

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The Atmosphere of Saturn

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Saturn’s outer atmosphere is composed of 96.3% molecular hydrogen and 3.25% helium. The rest are made up of small amounts of acetylene, ammonia, phosphine, methane, and ethane. The clouds located at the upper part of Saturn are made up of ammonia crystals. The clouds located on the lower levels of the atmosphere are made off […]

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Temperature on Saturn

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Saturn has long fascinated people because of the mystique of its rings, which circle the planet’s equator and make it one of the most visually beautiful sights in our Solar System. These rings are composed of bands of small water ice-coated particles and are 250,000 km wide but only as thin as a few tens […]

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