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Blog Post Saturn

April 1, 2012

Last week I talked about my favorite constellation Orion, now I would like to talk about my favorite planet Saturn. Saturn is named after the Roman god of reaping for the harvest. Also the god of time he was supposedly the father of the Roman gods; Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto, which are the same as the Greek gods; Zeus, Posiden and Hades. The Story goes that Zeus one day killed Saturn and became the god of thunder and the sky as well as the king of the other gods. Poseidon/Neptune was the god of the sea and Hades/Pluto was the god of the underworld. It takes the planet Saturn about 29 1/2 years to orbit the sun once, but its days are not even eleven hours long. This means Saturn must spin very fast because Saturn is many times bigger than Earth and almost as big as jupiter. Saturn has at least twelve moons, bu it is probably known most for its amazing rings. Eventhough it is not the only planet with rings in our solarsystem it has to most pronounced rings visually.

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2 Comments
  1. Interesting post. I agree, I think Saturn is the coolest looking planet in our solar system.

  2. I always assume Saturn is the only planet with rings.

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