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10 interesting facts about Saturn you should know

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SATURN IS THE SECOND-LARGEST PLANET AND THE SIXTH PLANET FROM THE SUN – it is the most distant planet normally visible to the naked eye. Welcome to Today we will discuss the most mesmerizing planet in our solar system from the famous rings to its astonishing 62 moons, 10 interesting facts about Saturn.

let’s look at the top 10 amazing facts about Saturn:

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10 interesting facts about Saturn

From where does Saturn take its name?

Saturn, the Roman god of time actually was the god of generation, dissolution, plenty, wealth, agriculture, periodic renewal, and liberation. Saturn’s mythological reign was depicted as a Golden Age of plenty and peace. We are not sure, but there is a rumor that Saturday gets its name from Saturn. There are many similarities of Saturn with the Greek Titan Kronos but Romans declared Saturn to be their own special God who guards the Roman Treasury. In fact, they celebrate a December holiday Saturnalia like Christmas.

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Discovery of Saturn:

As I told you before it’s possible to watch it with the naked eye, but after the discovery of the Telescope, its actual look was revealed.

Galileo Galilei was the first to observe Saturn with a telescope in 1610. Because of the crudeness of his telescope, he couldn’t determine what the rings were. He incorrectly guessed that there were two large moons on either side of Saturn. Two years later when he viewed Saturn again, the “moons” had disappeared. We know now this is because Galileo was viewing the rings edge-on so that they were invisible, but at the time it was very confusing to Galileo. After another two years, Galileo viewed Saturn again and found that the “moons” had returned. He concluded that the rings were “arms” of some sort.

Source: Discovery History of saturn
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Strange Poles of Saturn:

Saturn has an uncommon North pole. Why are Saturn’s poles uncommon? Well, we all have seen poles circular, but for Saturn, it’s hexagonal with about 20,000 miles to 32,000 kilometers wide side length. naturally, being Hexagonal, Saturn’s Pole is large. Besides, there flow swirls or stormy winds at the poles, which travels at about 350 Km/h speed.
however, research is ongoing to know why & how the poles are hexagonal.

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Huge Structure of Saturn:

If you want to know how big is Saturn? Saturn is one of four gas giants in our solar system. Saturn is so gigantic. The mass of Saturn is 95 times that of Earth, and 765 piles of the earth are equal to one Saturn. Saturn’s atmosphere and compositions are very light elements like hydrogen, helium. For this, the planet is in a gaseous or liquid (fluid) state. It is the least dense planet in our solar system, if it is possible to put it on ocean water, it will float on it. Being 96% of it is made of hydrogen, it is too light to stand on its surface. There is simply nothing on its surface where you can land. It’s the 2nd largest planet after Jupiter, but obviously the most beautiful planet due to its rings.

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How far is Saturn from Earth?

how far away is Saturn get ready for some big numbers because Saturn is very far away from us it’s the sixth planet from our Sun so you’d expect it to be way out there depending on where it is in its orbit Saturn could be anywhere from eight hundred forty million to nine hundred thirty million miles from the Sun for the rest of the world that’s roughly 1.3 5 to 1.5 million kilometers from our solar capital for our Earth-centric viewers you’re selfish but you that’s nine and a half to ten times the distance between Earth and the Sun?

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How many moons does Saturn have?

According to NASA’s official number, there are 62 moons. 25 of them were discovered by the Voyager & Cassini probe in 1980. Hope in the future we will know more. their names are after the Roman & Greek mythological character, however, there are some touches of other religions from the world. Titan is the largest and the most popular and was the first to be discovered
(in 1655) moon. It is a unique moon, being the only one in the Solar System to have a substantial atmosphere. In fact, it is bigger than the planet Mercury or Pluto. Saturn’s moons are mixes of rock and water ice. Some have
ancient, cratered surfaces, and others show signs of resurfacing by tectonics or ice
volcanoes. The moons are mostly named after mythological giants. The first to be
discovered was named after the Titans, the brothers and sisters of Cronus (Saturn)
in Greek mythology. More recent discoveries have Gallic, Inuit, and Norse names.

Why is Saturn’s moon Enceladus creating so much buzz?

Enceladus is Saturn’s brightest moon.According to some scientists, it’s the brightest object in our solar system. thanks to its white icy surface the surface is freezing at temperatures of minus 330 degrees Fahrenheit or minus 201 degrees Celsius but there is one area that’s not quite that cold though the South Pole that warm section emits fountains of ice that last hundreds of miles into space the combination of ice and warmer temperatures has astronomers speculating about the possibility of life

Why does Saturn’s moon Titan is so popular?

If you are a Marvel fan, you definitely know Thanos’s birth planet Titan. Though wild Enceladus has gotten the recent buzz Titan still gets the most attention Titan is a wild place I mean like spring break at Cancun wild this orange moon is lined with earth lined terrain including mountains deserts and riverbeds there have been two unmanned missions to Titan in the past 20 years each one giving a more vivid picture of the giant moon while Titan looks similar to earth it doesn’t look to be habitable because of its richness in methane which when mixed with oxygen can be a combustible disaster, of course, it’s freezing temperatures of minus 280 degrees Fahrenheit or minus 173 degrees Celsius don’t help either

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What are the Missions to Saturn?

defining the rings of Saturn we already mentioned that ancient civilizations were familiar with Saturn but none actually saw the planet at least not clear it wasn’t until 1610 that Galileo Galilei actually saw the planet in more vivid detail the telescope of that period didn’t allow him to see much but he noticed a halo that he couldn’t explain about 50 years later a Dutch astronomer named Christian Huygens apologies to the Dutch theorized that such halos were because of planetary rings following Huygens in 1675 Giovanni Cassini confirmed the theory when he identified a gap in the halo in honor of both Huygens and Cassini NASA named its Saturn space mission after the two men mission that provided the most detailed image yet of our solar systems second largest world.
In 1997, the Cassini spacecraft
blasted off for Saturn with a
spaceprobe named Huygens on board.
Cassini went into orbit around Saturn in
June 2004 and Huygens was dropped onto
its largest moon, Titan, in January 2005. Huygens is now the
furthest human-made
object ever to land on
a celestial body.

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Saturn’s rings, one of the 10 interesting facts about Saturn:

let’s get to the most interesting part. the Rings Saturn’s beautiful and dazzling rings are mostly bits of ice pulled together by complex gravitational forces the composition of these particles and the type of light shining at them gives off the stunning colors we’re familiar with scientists counts seven layers of rings lettered through G in the order of discovery like its moons Saturn’s rings are very diverse in a scale ranging in thickness from 30 feet or 10 meters all the way up to 19,000 miles or 30,000 kilometers.

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