Planet Saturn Information

Welcome to The Planet Saturn Information
A website about Saturn

Saturn is named after the Roman god Saturn (father of Zeus). Saturn is one of the most magnificient planetary views in the sky. Saturn is a gas giant with a ring of moonlettes which is easily visable to binoculars or telescopic viewing. The Rings of Saturn were first observed by Galileo Galilei with his telescope in 1610.

Today in Astronomy History
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August 28, 1789
William Herschel discovers Saturn's Moon, Enceladus.

August 28, 1993
The Galileo - USA & Europe Jupiter Orbiter/Atmospheric Probe makes an encounter with asteroid 243 Ida and its newly-discovered moon, Dactyl

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