Saturn Facts: Fun and Interesting Facts About Saturn
Interesting facts about Saturn
“The Ringed Planet” is the most common nickname of the planet Saturn.
Saturn is nicknamed as “the jewel of the solar system”, as many astronomers consider it as the most beautiful planet in the solar system because of its beautiful rings.
Saturn is named after the Roman God Saturnus, and was known to the Greeks as Cronus.
Saturn is the flattest planet.
Saturn has the second shortest day of any of the solar systems planets. It takes about 10 hours and 34 minutes to complete one rotation.
Saturn orbits the sun once every 29.4 Earth years.
Saturn’s upper atmosphere is divided into bands of clouds. The top layers are ammonia ice. Below them, the clouds are water ice. Next layers are of cold hydrogen and sulfur ice mixtures.
Saturn has oval shaped storms that are similar to Jupiter.
Saturn is majorly composed of hydrogen. It exists in layers that get denser farthest into the planet. And deep inside the hydrogen becomes metallic. At the core lies a hot interior.
Saturn is the second largest planet after Jupiter.