Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, has beautiful rings composed of ice particles. Saturn is sometimes called “The Jewel of the Solar System.” It is a planet that is nothing like our own. Humans have been gazing up at Saturn for a long time. They have been wondering about it for thousands of years. It is the second largest planet in the Solar System, yet it is the least dense – it would float in water if there were a bathtub large enough to hold it!!
Saturn is mainly composed of hydrogen and helium and does not have a solid surface. It has 25 satellites that measure at least 10 km in diameter – the largest, Titan, is the only moon in the Solar System with a substantial atmosphere. Saturn’s interior is thought to contain fluid metallic hydrogen – a substance that cannot be studied directly because it is not possible to recreate the very high temperatures and pressures at which it is predicted to form.
This is not all!!! There are other facts about Saturn that are sure to increase the size of your pupil!