Features of Planet Saturn

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Features of Planet Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet counting from the sun to the end of the solar system. Saturn is yellowish and is one of the largest planets that exist in this solar system, it is the second largest after Jupiter.

This planet is distinguished by its aesthetic appearance, due to a series of rings that orbit around this planet and that rotate its own orbit.

It is not known for sure since when this planet is known, but it is estimated that many ancient cultures would have seen it interpreted as a bright star.

Main features of Saturn:

Name.– The name of the planet Saturn corresponds to the name of the father of the Roman god Jupiter, “Saturn”, which was a titan that represented a chrono, which killed those he saw as rivals surviving Zeus, who dethroned him.

Size.– This planet is the second largest of this solar system with a total radius of 60,268 km while the earth has an equatorial radius of 6,378 km

Distance.– This planet has a distance in relation to the sun of 1,429,400,000 km. compared to the planet earth that has a total of 149,600,000 km.

Color.– Yellowish, bands of various colors that change with the season of the year.

Day.– On the planet Saturn the period of the day is 10.23 hours in relation to the earth that has its day of 23.93 hours.

Year.– The year of the planet Saturn is 29. 46 terrestrial years in that the year of the earth is 365 days.

Temperature.- This aspect has been discovered through the information gathered by the probes “voyager” and “cassini”, which they sent during the last decade. Here the following result was obtained: -125 ° C.

Gravity.– The gravity on this planet is 9.05 m / s2.

Density.– The probes voyager and cassini, sent enough information that confirms that the density of this planet is much smaller proportionally than that of the earth, the density of this planet is 0.69 g / cm3

Moons or satellites.– The number of natural satellites that Saturn has is quite high, and the “Titan” satellite stands out because it has an important atmosphere that includes liquid water at one of its ends. Some researchers calculate the possibility of life or that life can be entered into this moon and also receives meteor impacts detached from the rings. The complete list and in alphabetical order is the following:

Atlas
Calypso
Dione
Enceladus
Epimetheus
Phoebe
Helena
Hyperion
Jano
Iapetus
Mimas
Bread
Pandora
Prometheus
Rea
Telestro
Tethys
Titan (It is the largest moon with a denser atmosphere than the earth)

Rings.- The rings of the planet Saturn are a number of particles or asteroids that remain in the orbit of the planet due to the magnetosphere, it is known that the rings formed by particles of different materials circulate at a very high speed, far exceeding the speed of sound.

There is a theory that these rings were at one time another planet or a moon of very high dimensions that was destroyed and of which only these remain.

We had the idea that these residues were very young, or recent, but it has been proven that the theorizing brightness of this ring is not young but has a very high age and that seems a certain youth due to the reddish and multiple shocks of its elements discover the stellar dust.

Atmosphere.- The atmosphere of the planet Saturn is of this basically made of H2He, it has some lines similar to those of Jupiter that is produced by the equatorial winds of the planet.

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