Have you ever learned facts about the planet Saturn? Well I have, and it’s been very educational! Here are a few reasons about why I decided to study and write about the planet Saturn. I’ve had an amazing time learning about Saturn. Here are a few reasons about why I decided to learn and study about this interesting planet. The fist reason why I decided to learn about this planet is, because of how its rings formed. For many years, astronomers believed that Saturn’s rings formed from the remains of bodies that strayed close to the giant planet. According to a science book, Saturn’s rings are wide but very thin. In certain parts, they are probably less than one hundred feet thick from top to bottom. Having the most moons out of all the planets is also, another important reason why I decided to write about Saturn. Before space travel was even possible, astronomers thought that Saturn only had 11 moons- the ones they could see through the telescopes, but space probes allowed astronomers to discover that the planet has at least eighteen. Science research proves that other possible moons have been reported, so Saturn may have more moons. The last reason about why I chose Saturn is because; Saturn and Jupiter have a few things alike. Jupiter and Saturn both have complicated patterns of wind flow in the planet’s atmosphere, and they both have, or they are, the only planets that have a lot of moons(Jupiter needs four more moons to have the exact amount of moons Saturn has;
Cassini-Huygens is an unmanned spacecraft sent to the planet Saturn. The spacecraft launched on Oct 15th, 1997 and entered orbit around Saturn on July 1st, 2004. It flew into orbit from below the famous rings that circle the planet. Cassini crossed through a large space between two of the huge rings at speeds close to 87,000 kilometers an hour. Cassini flew to within 158,000 kilometers of Saturn’s center. That is the closest Cassini will come to Saturn. After passing through the rings, Cassini fired its…
a) Mercury is a terrestrial planet because it is an inner planet and also made up of heavy planets. It is terrestrial also because it has no natural satellite and no substantial atmosphere.
b) Mercury has thin atmosphere consists of helium, hydrogen, oxygen, sodium, calcium and potassium.
c) Mercury has no moons.
d) Mercury’s diameter is 38% the diameter or earth.
e) Mercury is .38AU from the sun.
f) It takes 87.97 earth days to orbit the sun…
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in the Solar System, after Jupiter. Saturn is a gas giant with an average radius about nine times that of Earth. While only one-eighth the average density of Earth, with its larger volume Saturn is just over 95 times as massive as Earth. Saturn's interior is probably composed of a core of iron, nickel and rock (silicon and oxygen compounds), surrounded by a deep layer of metallic hydrogen, an intermediate layer of liquid hydrogen…
What is a planet? What makes Earth a planet? Just like Earth, planets need to revolve around a star. Earth revolves around the Sun, making Earth a planet. Planets need to be big enough to make a spherical shape. Earth is a sphere, making Earth a planet. Planets also need to clear a path around the star they revolve around called an orbit. Earth orbits the sun, making Earth a planet. The planets are in a specific order while they revolve around the sun. The planet closest to the sun is Mercury. Mercury…
is always in orbit of the sun, which is always spinning too. There are six major components our little solar system, starting with the sun, the inner and outer planets, stars, asteroid belts, and gravity.
The sun is the star at the center. It is the biggest object in our solar system, producing light, and the gravity to keep the planets and other objects in orbit. The sun is made up in six different portions. The Corona is the Sun’s outer most atmosphere, the Chromosphere is the inner atmosphere…
The Size of the Solar System
• Become familiar with the scale of the planets vs. their distances.
• Get an overview of the solar system.
It is easy to flip to the index of an astronomy textbook to discover that, say, the Sun lies 150 million kilometers away from Earth. It is far more difficult (if not impossible), however, to picture this distance in the human mind. In this exercise, we will learn to access the often unpalatable distances encountered in astronomy…
xam 2 Study Guide
Chapter 6 - Terrestrial Planets
Be able to:
· describe the scale and structure of the solar system and list the basic differences between the terrestrial and the Jovian planets .
· list the names of the planets in order
describe the sizes of the planets compared to the Earth
Ch. 6.1 & 6.2 - Earth as a Planet
Be able to define:
· age of the Earth
· seismic waves
· plate tectonics
survey the four gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Their task included revealing information and sending back data about these intriguing planets and their fascinating moons.
Voyager's sister probe, Voyager 2, was rocketed out to Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. To reach these far off planets the Voyager twins used a technique called, "gravity assist." Gravity assist is employed when a spacecraft nears a large piece of matter, such as a planet, an asteroid, a star or a spaceship…
The solar system is made up of the Sun and the planets, where all these planets revolve around the sun by its gravity. Also, it’s consists of moons, minor planets, asteroids, gas, comets and dust. These planets are:
Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, and the smallest planet of the solar system. It’s a bit bigger than the earth’s moon. It can be seen by the naked eyes. As Mercury is the closest planet to the sun it has a high temperature can reach to 450 C in day time…
Aliens are very interesting creatures and have all sorts of different looks and styles, but the most interesting aliens are the Saturntrons. They live a technologically advanced life and create new grand ideas everyday. These aliens live on planet Saturn but act as normal earthlings while doing everyday things like investing in love and aspiring to be doctors, artists, and musicians.
This alien race has women and men, but they look very different from each other. The women Saturntrons are beautiful…