Planet with visible rings
ABOUT THE RINGS!
- The rings of Saturn are the most extensive planetary ring system of any planet in the Solar System.
- They consist of countless small particles, ranging in size from micrometers to meters, that orbit about Saturn.
- The ring particles are made almost entirely of water ice, with a trace component of rocky material.
- Some features of the rings suggest a relatively recent origin, but theoretical models indicate they are likely to have formed early in the Solar System's history.
Where is Saturn and what is it?
- Saturn is located before Uranus and after Jupiter in the Solar System
- Saturn as you may know, is one of the gas giants, it is 886 million miles from the sun,
- Saturn like other Jovian planets, has a thick atmosphere mostly made of hydrogen and helium
SECOND LARGEST GAS GIANT IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
Size of this awesome gas giant
Saturn's radius is 36,184 miles, that makes the diameter 72,367 miles wide. the area of Saturn is 16.49 billion sq. miles.
Saturn's reasoning around earth
for millions of years Saturn and Jupiter have protected the earth from the impact of a comet. many large comets come hurtling towards earth but have to battle the 2 gas giants and end up getting pushed back