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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Saturn Facts


     Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet of the Solar system. It was named after the Roman god of mythology. It as Rings around it which is made up of gases.

Facts about Saturn:
  • Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun
  • Saturn is one of the five planets which can be seen with our naked eye in the sky
  • The nickname of Saturn is " Ringed Planet"
  • Saturn gives off more energy than it receives from the Sun
  • Saturn takes 29.4 Earth years to complete one Revolution around Sun
  • Saturn has the fastest winds of any other planet in the Solar System - 1,800 km/hour
  • Saturn is the least dense planet in our solar system
  • Saturn has nearly 150 moons and smaller moonlets
  • One of the Saturn's Moon Titan is the second largest moon in the solar system
  • Saturn is the flattest of Eight planets  
  • Saturn has oval shaped storms which are similar to those of planet Jupiter
  • Saturn appears Pale Yellow as its atmosphere contains ammonia crystals
  • Four Spacecraft have visited Saturn - Pioneer 11 | Voyager 1& 2 | Cassini
  • The magnetic field of Saturn is weaker than earth's magnetic field
  • Saturn is known as Gas Giant - but scientists believe that it has solid rocky core
  • The Interior of Saturn is very hot - Temperature upto 11,700 degree celsius
  • Saturn is about 1,424,6000,000 km away from sun
  • If we combine Saturn & Jupiter, its mass will be equal to 92% of total planetary mass 
Tags: Saturn Facts | Planetary Facts | Space Facts


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