Voyager 2, in 1981 took this picture of
Saturn and 2 of its moons, Rhea and Dione.
SATURN - Which
planet is noted for its rings?
Saturn is the sixth planet from the
Sun and is the second largest in the solar system. Saturn is visibly
flattened at the poles, a result of the very fast rotation of the
planet on its axis. Its day is 10 hours, 39 minutes long, which is
similar to Jupiter. The giant planets are really on the go.
The atmosphere is primarily
composed of hydrogen with small amounts of helium and methane.
Saturnís density is less than water, which means that in the
unlikely event that a large enough ocean could be found, Saturn would
float in it. The wind blows at high speeds on Saturn. Near the
equator, it reaches velocities of 1,100 miles an hour.