Saturn

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Saturn

Saturn!

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Saturn has over 150 different moons/moonlets orbiting it, There is Titan, Enceladus, Dione, Mimas, Rhea, Tethys, Iapetus, Hyperion, Phoebe, Epimetheus, Janus, Pandora, Promtheus, Atlas, Pan, Claypso, Helene, Anthe, Methone, Telesto, Ymir, Dapnis, Mundilfari, Ijiraq, Paaliaq, Jamsaxa, Fornjot, Tarqeq, Kari, Skoll, Hati, Fenrir, Polyduces, Surtur, Narvi, Loge, Skathi, Greip, Farbauti, Thrymir, Tarvos, Aegir, Pallene, Siarnaq, Allborix, Bebhionn, Beastla, Bergelmir, Hyrrokkin, and Kiviuq. Just to name a few.

Did you know Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system? It's also the sixth planet from the sun. It has a diameter of 120,000 km and a surface area of 42,700,000,000 km2. this planet could fit 764 Earths inside it!

Description!

Saturn was first discovered in 1610 by a man named Galileo Galilei. It was later rediscovered in 1655 by the dutch astronamer Christian Huygens. Since then, 4 spacecraft have visited the ringed planet. The Pioneer 11 in 1973, the Voyagers 1 & 2 in 1980 and 1981, and the Cassini Huygens in 1997, it's mission went from 1997 all the way until 2012!

Fun Fact! Galileo had a poor telescope, so he thought the rings around Saturn were "ears"!

History!

Saturn's temperature is a freezing -212 degrees celsius. Not to mention there's 1,800 km winds!

Saturn's Moons!

A photo of Titan

Saturn is made of 94% hydrogen and 6% helium. There are also small amounts of other gases such as methane and ammonia. Saturn's rings are made of pieces of ice, dust, and rock, some the size of a grain of sand, some as big as a house. beneath the gas is a metallic core, with a hot interior. This is caused by immense pressure weighing in the center and squeezing the molecules together into a liquid state.

FUN FACTS!!!! -Saturn is twice as far from the sun than Jupiter. -Saturday is named after Saturn. -Saturn is so bright it can be seen with the naked eye. -On one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus, there could be life, ice geysers were recently discovered on the moons southern pole. -Saturn was named after the Roman god of agriculture, Saturn, who the Greeks called Cronus.

What is Saturn made of?

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