Saturn facts

Saturn is the 6th planet from the sun and is named after the Roman God of agriculture and the Roman God of time. Saturn is easily recognised because it has a 175,000 mile long ring. The ring is made up of lots of individual strands which are basically billions of pieces of icy rock. The rings looks flat but they are actually 1 mile high. Some of the rings’ icy rocks are huge and some are the size of a speck of dust. The planet itself is made up of gas and liquids and has a rocky middle. Saturn is not a peaceful planet – it has winds travelling at the speed of 1180 miles per hour. Saturn has 62 moons, the biggest one being Titan which is as big as Mercury and smallest being only 1km across. Saturn is very light because it is made up of more hydrogen than helium which is a less dense gas.

 

 

 

 


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