Facts and Info about
the Planet Saturn

Facts and Info about the Planet Saturn
The Sixth furthest Planet from the Sun in our Solar System

Facts and Info about the Planet Saturn

The name of this Planet is derived from the Mythical Roman God Saturn, god of fertility, and agriculture. The God Saturn also gives it's name to the word "Saturday".

Saturn is clearly visible in the night sky with the naked eye, and in consequence has been known to mankind since pre-historic times, but it was not until the year 1659 that the Astronomer Christian Huygens correctly identified Saturn's now famous rings using his telescope.

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How far is the Planet Saturn away from the Sun ?
Saturn is the sixth furthest planet in our Solar system from the Sun, the average distance being 1427 million Km (9.53 Au), Earth by comparison is nine and a half times this distance away from the sun.

How big is it ? Interesting Facts about the Planet Saturn
The Planet Saturn has a diameter of about 120536km, eleven times that of the Earth, this makes it the second biggest Planet in our Solar System, and it's mass is in the order of 5.70e26 kg, second only to Jupiter of the Planets in our Solar System, 95 times greater than that of Earth.

What is it like on the surface of the Planet Saturn ?
Saturn is a gas planet consisting of approximately 75% hydrogen and 25% helium and consequently has no surface as such, the gases simply get denser with increasing depth. The Planets rings are believed to consist mainly of ice.

Does the Planet Saturn have any Moons ?
So far there have been 33 satellites discovered around Saturn, the best known are Pan, Atlas, Prometheus, Pandora, Epimetheus, Janus, Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Telesto, Calypso, Dione, Helene, Rhea, Titan, Hyperion, Iapetus and Phoebe.

Facts and Info about the Saturn, the Mythical Roman God, and sixth Planet from the Sun

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Facts and Info about the Planet Saturn

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