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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September 20, 1954
The first program compiled from FORTRAN runs. Because of its ability to handle imaginary numbers, FORTRAN was the favorite computer language for electronic engineers and astronomers.

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