Saturn

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Saturn

Saturn has 52 moons or natural stallietes, with some still waiting to be discovered.

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Saturn is 1.2 billion kilometers away from Earth.

The diameter of Saturn is 116,464 km.

The first person to ever spot Saturn was Galileo Galilei in 1610. He spotted objects on both sides of Saturn, and sketched out that that had been spheres and wrote that Saturn was a triple-bodied planet.

Saturn is a lot colder than Earth. temperatures there can be as low as -285'F or -175'C. Saturn is very windy, its wind speeds can reach up to 1,000 miles per hour or 1,600 kilometers at the equator.

Saturns rings (A and B) and the faint ring (C) can be seen from Earth. The gap between the rings A and B are known as the Cassini divison. Unlike other planets Saturns rings are very bright.

Saturn's atmosphere is mostly made of helium and hydrogen. It is a gas giant and does not have a soild surface so it cannot support life.

Saturn

Fun Facts!Saturn's days last 10 hours and 14 minutes. And a year is more than 29 years on Earth. It takes Saturn 29.4 Earth years to orbit the sun. And because it takes so long foir it to orbit the sun one of its nicknames is "Lubadsagush" or "oldest of the old"

The picture above is a spinning vortex of Saturn's north pole called "The Rose". The eye of the storm is about 1,250 miles or 2,000 kilometers. With cloud speeds that can reach up 330 miles per hour or 150 meters per second.

Saturn: Space School


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