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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August 27, 413 BCE
A lunar eclipse causes panic in Athens' fleet.

August 27, 1962
NASA launches Mariner 2.

August 27, 2003
Mars makes the closest pass with Earth in 60,000 years and comes within 55,750,000 km.

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