Planet Saturn

Today in Astronomy History
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April 26, 1781
Sir William Herschel Announces the discovery of Uranus (found on March 13, 1781) as a new comet.

April 26, 1803
Over 3000 meteorites fell in the populated L'Aigle in Normandy, France.

April 26, 1962
Computer failure causes NASA's Ranger 4 to crash into the Moon

Welcome to The Planet Saturn Website
A website about the Ringed Planet

Saturn is named after the Roman god Saturn (father of Zeus). Saturn is one of the most magnificient planetary views in the sky. Saturn is a gas giant with a ring of moonlettes which is easily visable to binoculars or telescopic viewing. The Rings of Saturn were first observed by Galileo Galilei with his telescope in 1610.

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