The Secrets of SaturnBrought to you by Kaitlin Wisel and Sabra Cotterman! =]

Saturn was the god of agriculture. He was the son of Uranus and the father of Jupiter. This might surprise you seeing that Jupiter is larger than Saturn. Saturn over threw Uranus to become king of the gods, but later he too was over thrown by his son, Jupiter. No one truely knows who discovered Saturn, but it's rings were discovered in 1610 by Galileo.


Saturday comes from the god Saturn. Today Saturn is no longer to us as a god, but a planet. Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun. It has a complex ring system surrounding the planet. These rings are yellow, gold as shown in the image below. The rings are 169,800 miles wide. These rings are made of rock, ice, and dust.

Saturn's atmosphere is nothing like ours here on Earth. It's atmosphere contains storms that cannot compare to the ones we experience on Earth. Thick clouds of darkness prevent scientists from observing visually, from Earth and space, to discover any true facts about this secret planet. Scientists must use probes to learn about the surface of Saturn. Saturn's atmosphere is composed mostly of hydrogen and helium with some methane. It is the windiest planet in the solar system. The belts of wind are 1,100 miles per our or, sometimes, higher.


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel to another planet? It would be kind of weird, I think. If you weigh 110 pounds on Earth you would weigh 117 pounds on Saturn. If you weigh 170 pounds on Earth you would weigh 180.8 pounds on Saturn. If I lived on Saturn i would be 5,055 Earth days old and I would have to wait 58 Earth days until my next birthday.

Sa‚Äčturn has at least thirty-four moons. It's biggest moon is Titan.

Saturn's orbit around the Sun lasts 10,759.2 Earth days, and its rotation is ten hours and thirteen minutes. Saturn is 887,220,00 miles from the Sun. It's diameter is 120,536 kilometers. This size can fit up to 750 Earths. Saturn's mass is ninety-five time more than Earth's. Ten point five hours is a day on Saturn. A year is twenty-nine Earth years. Saturn's temperatures range from negative 300 degrees Farenheit to negative 184 degrees Fareneit. If you had a large enough bathtub Saturn would float. This is because it's density is so low. Saturn's escape velocity is 127,782 kilometert per hour.

There are four probes that have explored Saturn over the last forty years. First, on September 1, 1979, the probe Pioneer II arrived. One year later on November 13, 1980 the probe Voyager I arrived. Once again one year later on August 26 Voyager II arrived on Saturn to explore. Lastly and most recently was Cassini the space probe. It landed on Saturn July 1, 2004. No other space probes have explored since then. These probes all learned that we could never exist on Saturn, but it would be pretty cool to have rings like that surrounding our planet to see every night and observe.
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