Saturn

saturn

What is so special about Saturn?

Saturn rotates so fast (6,200 miles per hour) that the planet bulges at its equator and its poles are flat. It is the flattest (oblate) planet in the solar system. In fact, Saturn rotates faster than any other planet except for Jupiter. [2] Many of Saturn’s moons are named after the Titans, the giant brothers and sisters of the god Saturn.

What does Saturn stand for?

What does Saturn stand for? The farthest planet from Earth discovered by the unaided human eye, Saturn has been known since ancient times. The planet is named for the Roman god of agriculture and wealth, who was also the father of Jupiter.

Is Saturn bigger than Earth?

Saturn is huge. It is the second largest planet in our Solar System. Jupiter is the only planet that is bigger. You cannot stand on Saturn. It is not like Earth. Saturn is made mostly of gases. It has a lot of helium. This is the same kind of gas that you put in balloons.

How many times can the Earth fit across Saturn?

Image above: Earth can fit across Saturn nine times. Credit: NASA Here are some fun facts about the Ringed Planet. Saturn is huge. It is the second largest planet in our Solar System. Jupiter is the only planet that is bigger. You cannot stand on Saturn. It is not like Earth. Saturn is made mostly of gases. It has a lot of helium.

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