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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April 23, 1962
The first American satellite to reach the Moon's surface, Ranger 4, is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

April 23, 1995
The Association of Autonomous Astronauts is founded, dedicated to building their own spaceships and going to space. Good luck to all.

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