Planet Saturn

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Planet Saturn

  1. 1. Saturn<br />By cara<br />
  2. 2. Facts<br />It was named after the roman god Saturn.<br />It is the sixth planet in our solar system<br />It is a gas giant<br />About every 30 years a large white spot appears on Saturn<br />
  3. 3. Saturn has 18 moons<br />The biggest is Titan, it is 5150 km across, it is bigger the mercury, it made up of mostly nitrogen and the surface is about -180c <br />The furtherist moon from Saturn is Phoebe, it is nearly 13million km from the planet<br />moons<br />
  4. 4. The rings are 270,000 km wide from side to side, over twice the width of the planet. <br />Saturn's rings look like there are three different types, in the middle there is the brightest ring, the b ring and the outside ring which is called the a ring, then in between them there’s the Cassini's division, it’s the width of the Atlantic ocean and then the closest to the planet is the c ring or the crepe ring. <br />The rings<br />
  5. 5. The roman god Saturn<br />Saturn is the roman god of harvest and reaping the hay<br />Saturn was worshiped in a winter festival called the Saturnalia<br />The word Saturday was named after his name Saturn<br />
  6. 6. Saturn data<br />Distance from the sun-1430 million km<br />Diameter-120,500km (at the equator)<br />Time to orbit sun 29.5 years<br />Time to spin on axis 10hr 14min (at the equator)<br />Mass- 95 earths<br />Volume- 750 earths<br />Average-density 0.7 % water<br />Tilt of axis- 27 degrees<br />Number of moons-18<br />
  7. 7. bibliography<br />Information<br />http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/saturnworldbook.html<br />http://www.wordsources.info/saturn.html<br />New astrinomer<br />The kingfisher book of space<br />Atlas of stars and planets<br />picture<br />www.astronet.ru/db/xware/msg/apod/1998-09-02<br />

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