Saturn was named after Cronus. Cronus was a Greek god adopted by the Romans, but the Romans renamed him Saturn. Saturn is the god of agriculture, and the father of Jupiter.
Saturn has many moons. They are Atlas, Eneladus, Janus, 1990 S18, Tethys, Calypso, Epimetheus, Mimas, Phebe, Titan, Dione, Hyperion, 1980 S26, Rhea, Dione B, Lapetus, 1980 S27, and Telesto. Atlas is the largest.
Saturn is an amazing planet in our solar system. It is the sixth planet, about 886.7 million miles from the sun. Saturn is the second largest planet in the Milky Way Galaxy. 74,980 miles in diameter, Saturn could hold 750 Earths in side of it. Saturn takes 30 years to orbit the sun. It takes ten hours for Saturn to rotate on its axis one time, making one Saturn day.
In 1610, Galileo discovered Saturn through his telescope. He knew the celestial body was a planet, but it looked like the planet had little ears on the side of it! He thought the 'little ears' were globes on either side. Later, another scientist saw the same thing, but he discovered that they were actually rings! Saturn is made mainly known for it's white rings. The rings are made up of water ice particles. They orbit around the planet.
Saturn is so light! If you could find a lake or ocean large enough, Saturn could float!
Saturn's atmosphere is very interesting. The atmosphere is made of hydrogen, helium, and a little methane and ammonia.
Saturn's winds flow easterly and westerly at the same time!
You can see Saturn with your plain eye!