Welcome to Ring Planet Information
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).
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