Saturn By: Ty Blackburn

The diameter or size of the planet - The size of Saturn is 72,367.4 mi

The period or rotation and revolution- Saturn’s period of rotation is 0 days 10 hours and 41 minutes.

Saturn’s period of revolution is 29 years.

Average distance from the sun - Saturn is 888.2 million miles from the sun.

Origin of the planet’s name - Saturn is named after the Roman god Saturnus.

Average surface temperature or range of temperature - The average surface temperature on Saturn is -288 degrees fahrenheit.

4 Interesting Facts -

1. Saturn has 62 moons.

2. Saturn has only been visited 4 times by spacecraft.

3. The first astronomers thought the rings were moons.

4. Saturn is the least dense planet in the Solar System.


Created with images by skeeze - "saturn equinox planet rings" • Zoeff - "Saturn timelapse video" • Eric Vanderpool - "erics solars systems" • skyseeker - "Sun." • Fæ - "Saturn LACMA M.88.91.272h" • Kamelia - "winter ice cold" • blachswan - "Occultation of Saturn by the Moon" • reynermedia - "Shuttle Atlantis Flying" • kokogiak - "Rings-Closeup4" • NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "The Two-faced Whirlpool Galaxy"

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