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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April 26, 1781
Sir William Herschel Announces the discovery of Uranus (found on March 13, 1781) as a new comet.

April 26, 1803
Over 3000 meteorites fell in the populated L'Aigle in Normandy, France.

April 26, 1962
Computer failure causes NASA's Ranger 4 to crash into the Moon

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