The Ring Planet Saturn

Welcome to Ring Planet Information
A website about the planet Saturn

Saturn is one of the most magnificient planetary views in the sky. Saturn is a gas giant with a ring of moonlettes which is easily visable to binoculars or telescopic viewing. The Rings of Saturn were first observed by Galileo Galilei with his telescope in 1610. Saturn is named after the Roman god Saturn (father of Zeus).

Today in Astronomy History
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December 25, 1642
Isaac Newton is born in Grantham, England.

December 25, 1741
Astronomer Anders Celcius introduces Centigrade temperature scale.

December 25, 1758
Halley's comet is first sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during its return.

December 25, 2004
The Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which landed on Saturn's moon, Titan on January 14, 2005

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