Saturn

By: Sophia Sircar Pd5

Scientific Facts

Volume:198,439,019,647,006 miles3

Mass:568,319,000,000,000,000,000,000,000kg

Density:0.687g/cm3

Effective Temperature: -228 degrees fahrenheit

Saturn is 1.4 billion km from the sun.

Moons

In 1655 the first of Saturn's moons, Titan, was discovered by Christiaan Huygens.

Giovanni Cassini discovered the next 4 moons, Iapetus in 1671, Rhea in 1672, Dione in 1684, and Tethys in 1684.

Moons

Rings

In 1610 when Galileo look through a telescope at Saturn he saw objects on each side that he sketched as hands or handles, the "handles" were the rings.

The rings are chunks of comets, astroids, and moons that fell apart before they reached Saturn.

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