8 rings That’s 3 main rings and 5 dusty rings for a total of 8 rings, 9 if you count the Cassini Division. But there are even more rings around Saturn. There’s the Janus Ring, the Methone Ring Arc, the Anthe Ring Arc and the Pallene Ring, as well as the Roche Division. 4 more…
Like the other gas giants, Saturn’s surface to atmosphere interface is rather nebulous, and likely has a small, rocky core surrounded by a liquid and very thick atmosphere. Saturn is considerably colder than Jupiter being further from the Sun, with an average temperature of about -285 degrees F.
Like all of the planets, Saturn is named after a character in Roman mythology. Saturn is named after the god Saturnus, the god of agriculture and harvest. Saturn is equivalent to the ancient Greek god Kronos. They decided to make the outermost planet sacred to Kronos, and the Romans did the same.Jan 23, 2009
The second largest planet in the solar system, Saturn is a “gas giant” composed primarily of hydrogen and helium. But it’s best known for the bright, beautiful rings that circle its equator. The rings are made up of countless particles of ice and rock that each orbit Saturn independently.
Another planet, 55 Cancri e, has been called a “super-Earth” because, like Earth, it is a rocky planet orbiting a sun-like star, but it has twice the radius and eight times the mass. The researchers who discovered it in 2012 concluded that it was carbon-rich, making an abundance of diamond likely.
Habitability. Robert Zubrin has pointed out that Titan possesses an abundance of all the elements necessary to support life, saying “In certain ways, Titan is the most hospitable extraterrestrial world within our solar system for human colonization.” The atmosphere contains plentiful nitrogen and methane.
So, if you tried to walk on this part of Saturn, you would sink through its atmosphere. Saturn’s atmosphere is very thick and its pressure increases the deeper you go. After a while, you would stop sinking and unfortunately be crushed by the high pressure deeper in Saturn’s atmosphere.
Venus Venus is the exception, as its proximity to the Sun and dense atmosphere make it our solar system’s hottest planet. The average temperatures of planets in our solar system are: Mercury – 800°F (430°C) during the day, -290°F (-180°C) at night. Venus – 880°F (471°C)Jan 30, 2018
Like Jupiter, Saturn formed shortly after our home star first ignited. It’s dead-star stuff mixed with gases from the beginning of time, sculpted into sublime form by more than 4 billion years of gravity. Orbiting twice as far from the sun as Jupiter, Saturn is the most distant planet visible to the naked eye.Jan 5,…
You probably won’t have much success walking on Saturn’s rings, unless you happen to land on one of its moons, like Methone, Pallene, or even Titan, which has been considered a potential site for a future space colony. But you’ll want to keep your space suit on, as Titan is a chilly -179.6 degrees Celsius…
Though life cannot exist on Saturn because it doesn’t have a surface, its moons Titan and Enceladus have internal oceans. They could possibly hold life. Some missions are planned to visit those moons soon. Scientists believe that Saturn will lose its rings in about 100 million years.
If you tried to walk on the surface of Saturn, you would fall into the planet, suffering higher temperatures and pressures until you were crushed inside the planet. Of course you can’t stand on the surface of Saturn, but if you could, you would experience about 91% of Earth’s gravity.Jan 23, 2009
Here are some fun facts about the Ringed Planet. Saturn is huge. You cannot stand on Saturn. Its beautiful rings are not solid. Some of these bits are as small as grains of sand. The rings are huge but thin. Other planets have rings. Saturn could float in water because it is mostly made of…
Rings. Saturn’s rings are thought to be pieces of comets, asteroids, or shattered moons that broke up before they reached the planet, torn apart by Saturn’s powerful gravity. They are made of billions of small chunks of ice and rock coated with other materials such as dust.Aug 18, 2021