Saturn is a big gas giant orbiting the sun at a distance of 9.5826 AU (earth is 1 AU)
its the third biggest object in the solar system.
its density 0.687 g/cm³ which is less than water.
my favorite part about this planet is that it has a hexagon pattern at its north pole.
Titan is the only moon in the solar system with a thick atmosphere, its so dense that the surface impossible to see with visible light.
its the only known object other than earth to have surface liquid lakes, made of very cold liquid methane and ethane.
Titan is second biggest moon in the solar system after jupiter's moon Ganymede, these 2 are bigger than Mercury.
there is speculating it could have life using methane or ethane as solvent instead of water
The huygens probe landed here in 2005 with a parachute.
saturns second biggest moon it is 1 quarter rock, 3 quarter ice (a dirty snowball)
There is some evidence it has a small ring system, the first moon with one, but not enough is known.
it has a very very tiny atmosphere
Iapetus has 2 sides with different colours. like a yin yang but spherical
the dark slightly red region is Cassini Regio and it might be created in many ways most likely sublimation of ice:
Dark material absorbs heat better.so ice there will sublimate until it settles in the colder lighter regions, over time this makes one side have more ice than the other.
it has a strange 20km ridge across the equator.
it has 'wispy terrain' may be from past volcanic material
two tiny moons share its orbit at Lagrangian points: Helene (leading in front) and Polydeuces (trailing behind)
it has a big crater called odysseus
two tiny moons share its orbit at Lagrangian points: Telesto (leading in front) and Calypso (trailing behind)
it is really reflective which makes its surface super bright
its south pole has water geyser plumes which throw snow across the moon and some escapes giving material to Saturns E ring.
Its resonance with dione causes lots of internal heating and it probably has a supsurface ocean at the south pole.
the cassini probe detected organic compounds in the plumes which means the ocean is in contact with the core
this means it likely has hydrothermal vents which would give it all the ingredients for how life might have begin.
for some reason it is frozen solid even though its closer to saturn and should have more tidal heating than enceladus.
yes it looks like the death star
it has a very wierd shape,rotation,orbit and surface.most moons this size are not so irregular.
It is probably like this because it has such a low density .
It looks like a sponge
Saturns rings have small moonlets within them as well as 'ring shepherd' moons which create gaps in the rings.it can make waves in the rings
The moons Janus D=179.0km and Epimetheus D=116.2km are co-orbital which means they swap orbits because they affect each others speed.
The Alkyonides are three small moons between Mimas and Enceladus: methone,anthe,pallene. Methone is egg shaped
There are 3 groups of irregular moons: the inuit group, gallic group, norse group based off how they orbit.
In the norse group is the biggest irregular moon Phoebe. D=213.0km
Thas a lotta moon
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This is my favorite planet !!
thankyou friend. i didnt see this comments
but srsly this was actually intresting
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There could be bacterial life on titan, but instead of being made of carbon, they could be made of silicon
if im reincarnated i want to be a crow.or maybe an alien bird
this is so awesome and saturn is so pretty!! I also learned a lot, for example I had no idea that it had that many moons or that its north pole is shaped like a hexagon, which is super cool :o