Pre 1900 Chirstaan Hygens

By Skye Heeb


Chirstaan Hygens was a Dutch astronomer and he was born is 1596 and died in 1650

Date of Discovery

Chirstaan Hygens have veiwed Saturn Rings and Mars through a telescope.He discovered Titan Saturns largest moon.


Titan is Saturn largest moon. It is the only natural sattelite. Titan has a diameter of about 50% larger than the Moon and is 80% more massive.


Mars is the forth planet from the sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System. It is named after the Roman god of war. Mars can be easily seen from earth because of its naked eye.

Saturn Rings

Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus have faint rings but Saturn don't. The rings are about 270,000 in length. They are made out of ice particles.

Technologies used at the time

The only telenology he used was a telescope.

What contribution they made to our knowledge and our understanding of the Solar System

The contribution Christaan Hygens made was discovery of Titan Saturn largest moon and he was the first man to view Saturn's Rings and Mars