Distance from the sun<br />It’s distance from the sun is about 941,070,000 miles (1,514,500,000 kilometers) at its farthest point to about 840,440,000 miles (1,352550,000 kilometers.)<br />
Size compared to the sun<br />The Sun diameters is about 11.4 times of Saturn.<br />It’s about 1,482 Saturn to fit in the Sun. <br />Saturn<br />
“There is NO WATER on <br />Planet Saturn”!<br />
When was it Discovered/If it has been explored, When? <br />The first time that astronomers discovered was 1973.<br />The United States launched a space probe to study both Saturn and Jupiter.<br />The second time that astronomers discovered was 1977.<br />The United States launched two space probes -- Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 -- to study Saturn and other planets. Voyager 1 flew within 78,000 miles (126,000 kilometers) of Saturn on Nov. 12, 1980. On Aug. 25, 1981, Voyager 2 flew within 63,000 miles (101,000 kilometers) of the planet.<br />
Atmosphere<br />Most scientists believe Saturn is a giant ball of gas that has no solid surface.<br /> However, the planet seems to have a hot solid inner core of iron and rocky material.<br />The hydrogen and helium become gaseous near the planet's surface and merge with its atmosphere, which consists chiefly of the same two elements.<br />
Diameter<br />Saturn's diameter at its equator is about 74,900 miles (120,540 kilometers), almost 10 times that of Earth.<br /> The planet can be seen from Earth with the unaided eye, but its rings cannot.<br /> Saturn was the farthest planet from Earth that the ancient astronomers knew about<br /> They named it for the Roman god of agriculture.<br />
Revolution<br />Saturn's revolution period is 29.46years. <br />Solar System VISA<br />Saturn<br />Signature:<br />Issue: 00-XXX-0000 Exp:00-XXX-0000<br />Sex: Gas Giant<br />Group: Outer Planet<br />Period of rotation: 29.46 Earth years<br />>>>>>SATURN>>GAS>GIANT>>>>>OUTER>PLANET>>>XXXX>>XXX>>>XXXXXXX><br />
Rotation Compared to Earth<br />As Saturn travels around the sun, it spins on its axis, an imaginary line drawn through its center. <br />Saturn's axis is not perpendicular (at an angle of 90 degrees) to the planet's path around the sun. The axis tilts at an angle of about 27 degrees from the perpendicular position. <br />Saturn rotates faster than Earth.<br />Saturn rotates 10:14:00.<br />Now! Earth is 23:56:04.09* not 24:00:00. *Many scientists discovered about this. Look at info about 23:56:04.09 rotation click here.<br />
Interesting Fact<br />Saturn is huge. It is the second largest planet in our Solar System. Jupiter is the only planet that is bigger. <br />You cannot stand on Saturn. It is not like Earth. Saturn is made mostly of gases. It has a lot of helium. This is the same kind of gas that you put in balloons.<br />Saturn goes around the Sun very slowly. A year on Saturn is more than 29 Earth years.<br />
Bibliography <br />http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/saturn_worldbook.html<br />http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/home/F_Saturn_Fun_Facts_K-4.html<br />Thank you for listening & watching <br />
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