The rings were first seen by Galileo in through a telescope. Thus Saturn also experiences seasons like the Earth.
The eccentricity of the orbits is shown by the segments extending from the pericenter to apocenter. At two locations within smooth plains strange landforms depressions resembling oblong impact craters have been identified, both of which lie at the centers of radiating networks of cracks and troughs;  these features may be cryovolcanic in origin.
Rings of Saturn The rings of Saturn imaged here by Cassini in are the most massive and conspicuous in the Solar System.
Saturn is more than 1. Anthe and Methone have very faint ring arcs along their orbits, whereas Pallene has a faint complete ring. Laques Rhea 2. This phenomenon is due to Saturn being primarily gaseous rather than solid.
The power of the lightning is said to be approximately times stronger than the lightning on Earth. The rings and the larger satellites are visible with a small astronomical telescope. It also discovered the F ring along with a diameter moon. The main rings most visible from Earth are A, B and C.
Below this top layer of ammonia ice are clouds that are largely water ice. The only significant difference between the interiors of Saturn and Jupiter is thought to be the thickness of the two outer layers.
The Greek counterpart is known as Cronus. Scientist believe these rings are fairly new as they are much too bright compared to the rings around other planets such as Neptune.
Astronomers use three different systems for specifying the rotation rate of Saturn. There are two main hypotheses regarding the origin of the rings. Saturn is probably best known for the system of planetary rings that makes it visually unique. Saturn has been known since prehistoric times.
Titan is the largest moon. Twice in every orbit only the edge of the outermost ring can be seen; even that can only be seen by using the strongest telescopes. This means that Saturn is, on average, about 9. If compared, it is easy to see why Saturn and Jupiter have been designated as relatives.
The Earth is the standard unit, and is one AU from the Sun, so an AU equals million kilometres 93 million milesthe distance of the Earth from the Sun. These winds have been measured at approximately 1, km per hour 1, miles per hour. This relationship makes sense given that the planets Saturn and Jupiter are similar in so many respects, including size and composition.
The X-axis is labeled in km. Rings of Saturn The rings of Saturn imaged here by Cassini in are the most massive and conspicuous in the Solar System. Scientists speculate that the knots may be clumps of ring material, or mini moons.
Tethys and Janus Tethys and the rings of Saturn The innermost large moons of Saturn orbit within its tenuous E Ringalong with three smaller moons of the Alkyonides group. One hypothesis is that the rings are remnants of a destroyed moon of Saturn. Saturn is the root of the English word "Saturday" see Appendix 5.
Since earlyscientists have been tracking lightning on Saturn. The ring particles seem to be composed primarily of water ice, but they may also include rocky particles with icy coatings. Terrile Prometheus 46 2. SATURN. Saturn, a gas giant, is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in our solar system.
(Jupiter is larger.) It is located between two other gas giants, Jupiter and Uranus. Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun.
It has an Equatorial Diameter ofkm, and a Polar Diameter ofkm. It has a mass of × 10^26 kg. size compared to earth It would take 95 planets the size of earth to become the mass of Saturn Saturn's rings are made of tiny rock particles that are trapped in orbit around the planet.
The second largest planet in our solar system, adorned with thousands of beautiful ringlets, Saturn is unique among the planets. Saturn Facts.
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and second largest planet of the Solar System in terms of diameter and mass. If compared, it is easy to see why Saturn and Jupiter have been designated as relatives.
From atmospheric composition to rotation, these two planets are extremely similar. Saturn is the second largest planet in our solar system. It was first Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun. It has an Equatorial Diameter ofkm, and a Polar Diameter ofkm.
Background Information. More prezis by author Popular presentations. Saturn is the second largest planet in the Solar System, after the giant Jupiter. Its mass is 95 times that of the Earth and it has a diameter of 75, miles, orkilometres.
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