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A prezi about the planet Saturn

Louisa McCarthy

on 17 February 2011

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Transcript of Saturn

Saturn Saturn is the 6th planet from the Sun and the second largest planet after Jupiter Saturn is named after the Roman god Saturn (equivalent to Greek god Cronus, father of Zeus. Saturn has an average radius about nine-times larger than Earth's. While only one-eighth the average density of Earth, due to its larger volume, Saturn's mass is just over 95-times greater than Earth's. The interior of Saturn is likely composed of a core of iron, nickel, silicon and oxygen compounds, surrounded by a deep layer of metallic hydrogen, an intermediate layer of liquid hydrogen and liquid helium, and an outer gaseous layer Saturn has 9 rings, consisting of ice particles and rocky debris and dust. Saturn also has 62 known moons. Titan, Saturn's largest and the Solar System's second largest moon (after Jupiter's Ganymede), is larger than the planet Mercury and is the only moon in the Solar System to possess a significant atmosphere. Temperatures on Saturn are normally −178 °C Saturn Earth Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn
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