What is Saturn?

What is Saturn?

Name: Saturn is named after the Roman god Saturn.

Size: Saturn is the second-largest planet in the solar system. 763 Earths could fit inside of Saturn!

What’s It Made of?: Saturn is considered one of the gas giants along with Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune. It has a rocky core but is mostly made of hydrogen and helium gas.

Where is it?: Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun. It is not easy to spot at night. It is the fifth brightest visible planet. It is a yellow point in the sky but with a telescope, you can see its rings. It is on average 888 million miles away from the sun!

Rings: Saturn has nine rings. They are made mostly of ice with some dust. Saturn also has 62 moons orbiting it and most of them have names!

Similar Learning Resources