Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Information Report - Planet Saturn

Did you know in space there is a planet  Saturn. The planet with rings  around it is the planet Saturn  the Maori name for Saturn is Rongo Saturn is named after Roman god of agriculture (farming).

Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun.  A long time ago, people could see Saturn without a telescope.  In 1610, Galileo looked through a telescope and discovered that Saturn had rings

Saturn is pale yellow with bits of orange.The second largest planet in space is planet.Saturn is 95 times bigger than Earth it is made of small rock core covered in liquid gas is has rings around it.made of ice crystals.But on the planet Saturn you can not breathe in hydrogen and helium gases. In Saturn the temperature -170 degrees celsius and rotate on it’s axis - 10 and a half hours,orbit the sun - 29 and a half years

Saturn has 53 moon and it has super winds - 1,800 km/h.Saturn is very big but very light.
There is human couldn’t survive - no oxygen - atmosphere is full of chemical gases, too cold, wind is too strong is live on the planet Saturn.
There is a few spacecraft have visited Saturn and sent back photographs - took 4 years for spacecraft to get to Saturn

The rings are made up of millions of ice crystals, some as big as houses and others as small as specks of dust.