Saturn ringed PLANET

The diameter of Saturn is 72,367.4 mi.

The period or rotation and revolution - Saturn takes approximately 29.7 years to revolve. The average distance between Saturn and the Sun is over 1.4×109 km.

Average distance from the sun - The distance from Saturn to the sun is 888.2 million mi.

______________________________________________________________ Origin of the planet’s name -The Romans knew of seven bright objects in the sky the Sun, the Moon, and five brightest planets. They named them after their most important gods. Saturn was named after the Roman god of agriculture. According to myth, Saturn introduced agriculture to his people by teaching them how to farm the land.

4 Interesting Facts -

The first astronomers thought the rings near saturn were moons.

2. Saturn has 62 moons.

3.Saturn is a flattened ball.

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

Average surface temperature or range of temperature - The average temperature of between minus 288 degrees Fahrenheit and minus 178 degrees Celsius.

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Created with images by Royalty-free image collection - "saturn" • nigelhowe - "Saturn" • Efraimstochter - "chalk drawing celestial body school material" • Zoeff - "Saturn" • Jörg Weingrill - "Saturn 6 Feb 2005"

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