Saturn is one of the most beautiful planets in the solar system. It usually called as “The Jewel of the Solar System” due to the unique yet interesting appearance that it has. This is the 6th planet that has a smaller size than Jupiter. It is the only planet that has lesser density. In the early years, some people thought that this is the only planet that has rings. As time goes by, astronomers discovered that planets Uranus, Neptune and Jupiter also have rings. Due to this discovery, this planet has been identified as the most beautiful planet around the space.
The Size of Saturn
This is the second largest planet in the solar system. It is the slightest dense planet in the space. So if this planet will be filled with more water, it is possible that Saturn will float. As compared to Mercury, and Earth, this planet will surely sink rapidly. Most scientists believe that this planet has a temperature of negative 212 degrees celsius or negative 350 degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest temperature of it is negative 89 degrees celsius or negative 129 degrees Fahrenheit.
This planet is also measured 120, 537 kilometers or 74,898 miles wide and it is 10 times bigger than the planet Earth. If you will think deeply, 750 Earth-sized planets are needed to be combined and molded to form one that looks and measures the same with this big planet. Also, it is believed that around 1,600 Saturns can fill the size of the sun. If the planet Earth has 365.256 days, Saturn has 10,759.22 days in a year.
Life on Saturn
A day in Saturn only lasts for about 10 hours and 39 minutes. Saturn also has wind and it usually travels for about 1,100 miles or 1,800 kilometers every hour. The wind in Saturn move rapidly rather than the wind in the planet Jupiter.
Storms are very common in this planet. Actually, storms there can last for months or even years. The long-lasting storm that existed in this planet was the Dragon Storm. It has a powerful lightning which is 1,000 times stronger than the lightning here on Earth. In the year 2010, amateur astronomers discovered a huge ammonia blizzard in this plant. This monster storm was 5 times bigger than the “Snowmageddon”. This was the snowstorm that shutdown the entire place of Washington D.C that happened in February 2010.
Historical Reference to Saturn
Aside from The Jewel of the Solar System, the name Saturn is also known as the Roman god of farming. Saturn is related to the Roman god Jupiter. Saturn symbolizes sickle. Sickle is a tool that is owned by the Roman god of harvest and this is also a weapon of Cronos. He used this thing to depose and castrate Uranus, his father.
Saturn has numerous moons that were named titans, northern European giants, Inuit, and French. In addition to, it has the ability to rotate for about 6,200 miles every hour and it is the oblate of flattest planet to other planets. Until now, this planet keeps it amazing beauty that makes it more interesting.