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04/19/2014

Saturn's Ring System
The rings of Saturn have puzzled astronomers ever since they were discovered by Galileo in 1610, during the first telescopic observations of the night sky.


Saturn, the ringed planet
Saturn, the large gas giant beyond Jupiter and sixth planet from the Sun, is one of the five (Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter) planets visible from Earth using only the naked-eye.

Saturn
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in the Solar System, after Jupiter.

Saturn's Atmosphere
The sixth planet from the Sun in the solar system. Saturn orbits the Sun at an average distance of 9.5 AU. The planet has a mass 95.2 times the mass of Earth and a radius 9.45 times the radius of Earth.

SATURN THE RINGED PLANET
Way out beyond Jupiter is the second of the gas giants, Saturn.
When Galileo focused his telescope on Saturn he was puzzled to find that it had an irregular shape.

Saturn eclipses an icy moon
The mighty planet Saturn is circled by a fleet of moons, each as different from the other as individual people.

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Here is a planet that everyone knows something about. Nearly anyone who has spent some time in school can recognize its because of its rings, but what else do you know about the Saturnian world?

Saturn
Saturn as seen by Hubble NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Saturn is probably the best known and most beautiful planet in the solar system.

Saturn's New Moons
Many new Saturnian moons are now confirmed; the pre-2000 reports are probably in error. More recent discoveries can be seen here. And more discoveries are expected from Cassini, now in orbit around Saturn.
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Saturns Smaller Moons
Last week, we looked at the largest gem in Saturns vast collection satellite treasures, Titan. This week, we will look at other, smaller in the Saturnian system.

Saturn's Rings
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Saturn, like the other Jovian planets (Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune), is covered with a thick atmosphere composed mainly of hydrogen and helium, with some methane and ammonia; its temperature is believed to be about −270°F; ...

Saturn's Ring System
In 1610 Galileo Galilei turned his primitive telescope to the heavens and was astonished to observe a bright star flanked by two dimmer ones.

Saturn is the _______________________ planet from the Sun in our Solar System.

Saturn's mass is about 5.69 x 1026 kg. Although this is 95 times the mass of the Earth, the gravity on Saturn is only 1.08 times the gravity on Earth.

Saturn
A highly oblate whose atmosphere is hydrogen and helium. The predominant condensable aerosols are methane, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and water.

Saturn's Moons
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Saturn has 31 known moons. Of them, Titan is the largest, and is the second-largest in our solar system (Jupiter's Ganymede is largest). The other satellites have icy surfaces and many craters.

Saturn is the 6th planet from the Sun
Saturn was named in the 6th century after the Roman god of agriculture. The planet was first observed with a telescope by Galileo in 1610.
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Saturn means:
Saturn was the god of agriculture, he was called Cronus by the Greeks. He is the son of Uranus, and father of Jupiter. Saturn over threw his father to become king of the gods, but was then over thrown himself by his son Jupiter.

Saturn transits - or passes in front of - the Crab Nebula on the evening of January 4. Afterwards, Saturn slowly drifts westward (left to right) through Taurus, staying within vicinity of the Crab Nebula throughout the month.

Saturn advertises itself as "a different kind of car company" although it is actually a division of General Motors. Saturn prides itself on dealerships that feature the "Saturn Difference," which means, among other things, no-haggle pricing.

Saturn has 34 named moons, among them Titan, about the size of Jupiter's Ganymede, both larger than the planet Mercury.

Saturn's renowned rings appear to be mostly made of small particles of water ice, some of which may be coating rocky particles.

Definition: Saturn: Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun. It is second in size only to Jupiter. It is named for the Roman god of agriculture.
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Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in the Solar System, after Jupiter.

Saturn's other Moons
Saturn's other moons have icy surfaces that are very cold so that ice is as rigid as rock and craters form from meteor impacts. The mean densities of these moons are 1.0 to 1.

Planet Saturn Moons: Mundilfari
Mundilfari is a moon of the planet Saturn.
For a listing of other moons, see Moons of the planets.

Why are Saturn's rings flat?
Why are Saturn's rings flat? Why isn't the debris dispersed equally around the whole planet?

Saturn has 61 moons with confirmed orbits, 52 of which have names, and most of which are quite small. There are also hundreds of known "moonlets" embedded within Saturn's rings.

Saturn's Moons
and two of its moons, and , were photographed by Voyager 1 at a distance of 13 million km (8 million mi). The shadows of Saturn's three bright rings are cast onto the cloud tops.

Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun. Image Credit: NASA
Saturn is a funny-looking planet. True, it's not the only planet with rings. Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune have rings, too. But Saturn's rings are the biggest and brightest.

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Saturn is the second biggest planet in the Solar System and is around 10 times the size of the Earth. It consists of around 75% hydrogen and 25% helium, and has a small solid core of rock and ice surrounded by metallic hydrogen.

Saturn Symbol
In terms of mythology, Saturn was the father of Jupiter (he was also called Cronus). Saturn is the last of the planets that have been known since ancient times and the most distant planet that can be seen easily with the eye.

A view of Saturn as it is approached by the Cassini spacecraft.
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Windows to the Universe: Saturn
An overview of the planet and its moons including general information, data, pictures, news, historical and mythological background. Versions available for beginner, intermediate and advanced level users.

Saturn's rings are extraordinarily thin: though they're 250,000 km or more in diameter they're no more than 1.5 kilometers thick.

Saturn has intrigued man for centuries, especially since the invention of the telescope when the Saturn's grand rings were observed for the first time.

Saturn Nebula (NGC7009) in Aquarius
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Saturn
Saturn, the second most massive planet, and the most distant planet known to the ancients, is one of the most beautiful sites in the Solar System, as witnessed by the adjacent image.

Saturn
Saturn is the sixth planet and the second jovian giant. Saturn is 120,000 km (75,000 miles) across and about 95 times Earth's mass, one day lasts 10 hours 15 minutes.

Saturn Storm
Such spots are relatively rare on Saturn. The previous one visible from Earth appeared in 1933, but it was much smaller than the 1990 system and much shorter lived, lasting for only a few weeks.

Saturn: Saturn is the second largest planet in our solar system, the sixth planet from the Sun and features an impressive system of rings.

Saturn right. Taken with D = 63 mm (less than 2.5 inches!!!), F = 840 mm, digital point-and-shoot camera (but a decent one) attached after the eyepiece. Effective focal length F ~ 2,000 mm, exposure time 1/13 sec, ISO 100.

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in the Solar System, after Jupiter. Saturn, along with Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune, is classified as a gas giant....
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Saturn, the farthest planet easily visible to the unaided eye, is known for its extensive, complex system of rings, which are very impressive even in a small telescope.

Saturns Rings

The rings of Saturn are made up of icy particles ranging in size from micrometres to metres. Almost entirely water ice, the particles are contaminated with some dust and other chemicals.

Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009, Caldwell 55)
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SATURN'S RINGS
The spectacular aggregation of countless billions of small rocky and icy particles that surround and orbit Saturn in its equatorial plane. Three main rings can be seen even in small telescopes from Earth.

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Saturn's largest satellite is the mysterious world called Titan. It has slightly greater diameter, density, and mass than Callisto. It is probably half rock, half ice.

Saturn with its fantastic rings is about 1 light hour from the Sun. These are "false color" image from Voyager. Saturn's large satellite Titan is massive enough to have its own atmosphere, though probably too cold to support life.

Saturn's moon Hyperion is the only object in the solar system that is known to lack a geographic north pole. It rotates chaotically due to a combination of its irregular shape and tidal influences from nearby moons.

NGC 7009 displays a pair of jug-handle-like "ansae" that give it the name "The Saturn Nebula.

For it resemblance with the planet Saturn it is called Saturn Nebula: in larger scopes it appears as a bright inner ring surrounded by a patchy disk. Small scopes show a misty greenish disk of 8th mag.

The box shows the picture of happy people looking through the telescope and then a few colorful Hubble quality shots of some planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Mars) or of Andromeda galaxy.

The largest, Jupiter, is 318 time Earth's mass, while Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are respectively 95, 15, and 17 times Earth's mass. In terms circumference, these four planets are 11.2, 9.5, 4.0, and 3.9 times Earth's circumference.

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