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EDLC 1st year- Planets: Saturn

EDLC 1st year- Planets: Saturn

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  • 1. Saturn
  • 2. Characteristics. • Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun , and the second largest after Jupiter. • It’s the only one with a visible ring system from the Earth. • Its name comes from the Roman god Saturn.
  • 3. Saturn´s atmosphere • Saturn´s atmosphere has a pattern of dark bands and light areas similar to Jupiter but the distinction between them is much less clear in the case of Saturn.
  • 4. The satellites • The largest satellites, known before the start of space research are: Mimas, Enceladus, tethys, dione, Rhea, Titan, Hyperion, Lapetus and Phoebe. But the largest is Titan.
  • 5. Saturn’s rings • Saturn´s rings have a very complex orbital dynamics presenting density waves, and interactions with Saturn´s satellites .