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Fun Facts:

--Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun and the second largest planet after Jupiter

--It is named after the Roman god of agriculture

--Saturn is best known for its majestic system of rings. The other gas giants also have rings but they are much fainter than those of Saturn

--Saturn has over 50 moons, the largest of which are Titan and Rhea

The atmosphere of Saturn is composed of 94% hydrogen and 6%  helium. Like the other gas giants, Saturn has no solid surface. However, it does have a solid core made of iron nickel and rock.

Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, is an area of interest to astronomers due to its potential for life. NASA's Cassini spacecraft discovered ice geysers blasting out of the southern pole of Enceladus, hinting at the possibility of liquid water underneath the surface.


For this planet's panel in the model, click here

Click here for video of Saturn's moon Titan

Click here for the Wikipedia page on Saturn

Click here for information on NASA's Cassini spacecraft