Geography

Saturn


Saturn is considered one of the most beautiful and popular planets in the solar system.

Although all young planets have rings, none have them as Saturn. It has an orbit almost twice as large as Jupiter, although by its large size (it is the second largest planet in the solar system) it appears in the sky as a bright star.

In fact, it is very visible in the sky, being the most distant planet known in antiquity. It takes almost 30 years to complete a return to the sun and, like Jupiter, its internal rotation period is slightly longer than its equatorial period…


Real image of Saturn's rings obtained by Voyager 2, in which the differences in shades of visible and ultraviolet light captured were accentuated through a computer. Color variations indicate slightly different chemical composition.