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    Post by agent kooldude09 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:16 pm

    i you know Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system.
    Saturn is at the sixth position in the solar system, according to its distance from the Sun.
    did you know Due to fast rotation on its axis, Saturn is flattened at the poles.
    this is a pretty cool facts did you know Galileo was the first person to discover Saturn. He was confused by its strange appearance in his telescope.
    It was in 1659 that Christiaan Huygens rightly inferred the geometry of the rings.(btw i am not christaan)
    Just like Jupiter, Saturn is a gas planet. Its large distance from the sun helps it retain its original primitive gases.
    The atmosphere on Saturn is primarily composed of hydrogen, with small amounts of helium and methane.
    Saturn is the only planet in our solar system that is less dense that water.
    did you know Saturn's distance from the sun is two times that of Jupiter.
    A Saturn year lasts for more than 29 Earth years, but a Saturn day only lasts 10 hours and 14 minutes.
    Saturn is a faintly smaller version of Jupiter, with alike, but less distinctive, surface patterns.
    Saturn’s rings are believed to be the particles of an old moon destroyed in a collision about 50 million years ago
    It is assumed that Saturn’s rings will disappear one day. They will either dissolve into space or get sucked into the planet by its pull of gravity
    Saturn is yellow in color and is believed to be the third brightest planet in night sky.

    Saturn has the most number of moons in our solar system.
    Saturn was the God of agriculture in Roman mythology. Saturn is also the father of Jupiter, the king of the Roman Gods.
    Saturn's rings orbit the planet at different tilts. Sometimes, they can appear like 'ears' sticking out of the planet. At other times, they are flat when seen from Earth and are hardly visible. This shows how thin they can be.
    Saturn is the basis of the English word “Saturday”.
    that was tons of reading i read 4 to 8 libary books and 2 hours on the inter net to gather up all that information.
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    Post by blain on Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:07 am

    Wow awesome facts saturn and jupiter are my favorite planets they are so awesome
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    Post by benosss on Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:35 am

    Cool thanks for your facts got anymore you can share with us
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    Post by Puffles on Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:49 am

    Saturn is smaller than Jupiter. But, it's name means "father" of Jupiter. The irony of scientific naming of planets is amazing. study


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