Saturn facts: Fun and Interesting facts about Saturn

Fun facts about Saturn

Saturn has the most extensive rings in the Solar System.

Saturn rings are mostly made of chunks of ice and small amounts of carbonaceous dust.

In 1610, Galileo Galilei has first observed the ring system of the Saturn.

Saturn is a gas giant and is mainly composed of hydrogen, helium and methane.

Saturn has 62 moons.

Four spacecrafts has visited Saturn. Pioneer 11, Voyager 1 and 2 and the Cassini-Huygens mission.

The winds on Saturn are the second fastest among the Solar System’s planet, after Neptune’s.

Saturn’s rings are divided into 7 groups, named alphabetically in the order of their discovery (outwards from Saturn; D, C, B, A, F, G and E.

Saturday is named after the planet Saturn.

Saturn has oval shaped storms similar to those of Jupiter’s.