The most notable thing about the planet Saturn is the ring formation that encircles it. Saturn's seven rings are mostly made of ice and rock. Saturn is a gas giant and so has no solid surface. More » Science Astronomy Planets

Saturn is the fifth-brightest item in the solar system, and unlike most other planets, it is visible to the naked eye. Whereas it takes one year for Earth to complete an orbit around the sun, Saturn moves much more slowl... More »

Saturn is a gas giant and is the second-largest planet in the solar system, after Jupiter. It is the sixth planet from the sun. The planet is named after the Roman god Saturn, the father of Jupiter and the god of agricul... More » Education K-12 K-12 Curriculum

Humans have long been fascinated by Saturn's ring system. Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun. It's a gas giant, as it's made mostly of hydrogen and helium and is much bigger than Earth. Scientists believe Saturn may... More » Science Astronomy Planets

The planet Saturn is named after Saturnus, an ancient Roman god associated with agriculture, wealth and liberation. It is the sixth planet from the Sun and second only in size to Jupiter. This size makes it visible to th... More » Science Astronomy Planets

Though there are competing theories about the formation of the planets, including Saturn, the most widely accepted theory in 2014 is that of core accretion. Gravity pulled elements in space together in clumps. The clump ... More » Science Astronomy Planets

Although Saturn has seven ring groups, scientists do not know exactly how many rings are around the planet. This is because the ring groups are made up of thousands of smaller rings, according to the Cool Cosmos website ... More »