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

Nicknames for the eight planets in the solar system are Swift Planet for Mercury, Morning Star and Evening Star for Venus, Blue Planet for Earth, Red Planet for Mars, Giant Planet for Jupiter, Ringed Planet for Saturn, I... More »

The eight planets of the solar system are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The four inner planets are terrestrial worlds, while the outer solar system consists of four gas giants sometime... More » Science Astronomy Planets

The names of the nine planets in the solar system are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. However, astronomers have reclassified Pluto as a dwarf planet. More »

From largest to smallest, based on total circumference, the planets that make up this solar system are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars and Mercury. Any publication that lists Pluto as a planet is out... More »