Planet Saturn

Today in Astronomy History
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April 20, 1786
British deaf-mute astronomer, John Goodricke, dies, four days after he is admitted into the Royal Society. John Goodricke discovered that some variable stars were periodic.

April 20, 1966
Surveyor 1 was the first American soft landing on the lunar surface.

April 20, 1967
The Surveyor 3 spacecraft lands on the Moon.

April 20, 1972
Apollo 16 lands on 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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