Saturn

By: Abbi Cartee

Early Times

1. The god of agriculture

2. Saturn is the root of the English word Saturday

3. Galileo was the first to observe it with a telescope in 1610

4. Saturn was complicated by the fact that the Earth passes through the plane of the rings of Saturn every few years as Saturn moves in its orbit

5. Not until 1659 that Christiaan Huygens correctly inferred the geometry of the rings

Fun Facts

1. Was first visited by NASA's Pioneer 11 in 1979

2. Saturn is visibly flattened when looking through a telescope

3. About 75% hydrogen and about 20% helium

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Why you should come to Saturn

1. To see the beautiful rings of course!

2. You might meet someone new because the moon on this planet might have other human life!