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

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 believed to be comprised of hydrogen, helium, methane, ammonia, ethane and hydrogen deuteride, according to Universe Today. The rings of Saturn are made up of bits of ice, dust and rock. More » Science Astronomy Planets

Saturn, the sixth planet from the sun, was named after the Roman god for agriculture. In Greek mythology, the equivalent god was named Cronus, and he was the father of Zeus and Jupiter. More »

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 was named after the ancient Roman god of agriculture, who was the father of Jupiter, Neptune, Pluto, Juno, Ceres and Vesta. His name in Greek mythology is Cronos. More »

In Roman mythology, Saturn is closely linked to the Greek god Cronus, whose role in the family tree of the Greek deities is also credited to Saturn. Writings as early as the 3rd century BC list Jupiter as Saturn's son. A... More » Science Astronomy Planets