About Saturn

Saturn is made up of thousands of unique and complex rings making it a truly beautiful planet. Saturn is mostly made up of hydrogen and helium with a volume 750 times greater than Earth.

The creation of Saturn’s rings was caused by the gravitational influence of Saturns moon, Mimas. The rings are 4,800 Kilometres wide. Saturn gets its yellow and gold bands from high speed winds combined with rising heat.

Saturn has a dense centre made up of rock, ice, water and other compressed compounds, similar to Jupiter but much smaller. Saturn got its name from the Roman God of wealth and agriculture.

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