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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.

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

's Atmosphere
The sixth planet from the Sun in the solar system. 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.

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.

's Rings
By Brian Ventrudo
More than a few stargazers got their start with a first look at through a telescope. The planet is simply a beautiful object.

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.

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

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?

's New Moons
Many new ian 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 .
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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.

's Rings
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Do Saturn's moons cast observable shadows on Saturn?
I've seen the tiny black shadows cast by Jupiter's moons. Do Saturn's moons cast observable shadows on that planet?

, 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.

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.

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

Saturn's Moons
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.

is the 6th planet from the Sun
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.

transits - or passes in front of - the Crab Nebula on the evening of January 4. Afterwards, 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.

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: : 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.

's other Moons
'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 's rings flat?
Why are '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.

'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 '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.

Controls a Giant Planetary System

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.

* is one of the 5 planets visible with the naked eye, but for astronomy purposes a good set of binoculars of 25x is the minimum requirement for viewing and its yellow colour.

A view of Saturn as it is approached by the Cassini spacecraft.
Some basic facts about Saturn
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Venus and will pair up in the western sky on the evening of June 30th.
The planets will pass 41' apart around 9 P.M. EDT (01:00 UT, July 1st).
Venus will shine at magnitude -4.4; will glow at magnitude +0.6.

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