Saturn's History
Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun, It's diameter is 120,536 km. Saturn's mythology tells that it is the god of agriculture, It's nickname is the bringer of old age. Saturn's atosphere is 75% hydrogen, 26% helium, traces of water, mehtane, and ammonia are on Saturn.
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Saturn's revolution takes 29.5 years, its most notable featue are it's rings which are made of dust, ice, and rock. Saturn's day is 10 hours 39 minuets long, it has fast winds in the upper atmosphere. Saturn is mostly made of hydrogen and helium. It's distance from the sun is 885,904,700mi.

Saturn has a diameter of 74,898. Some of Saturn's 31 moons are: Janus, Mimas, Encladus, Tethys, Dione, Pan, Atlas, Prometheus, Pandora, Epimehteus, Telesto, Calypso, Helene, Rhea, Hyperion, Iapetus, Pheobe, and Titan. Saturn is a Gas Giant and it's rings are made of smaller rings.external image Saturn.jpg

Saturn travels around the sun in an eliptical orbit, it's orbit is 1,429,400,000 km from the sun. Saturn's mass is 568,510,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg. Saturn's interior is similer to Jupiter's it has a liquid matallic hydrogen for it's core.

Titan was the firsr moon to be discovered and Pan was the last. Saturn is made up of a lot of rings: the D-ring, C-ring, B-ring, A-ring, F-ring, G-ring, and E-ring. Saturn's volume is 827,130,000,000,000 km3. Saturn was discovred by acient people, the date Saturn was discoved is unknown.

This very Interesting plamet changes colors.


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