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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June 30, 1905
Albert Einstein publishes "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", where he introduces Special Relativity.

June 30, 1908
The great Tunguska impact in Siberia.

June 30, 1971
The Crew of Soyuz 11 is killed when a faulty valve leaks out their air supply.

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