Planet Saturn

Today in Astronomy History
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August 30, 1997
The first observed occurrence of a comet hitting the Sun was made.

August 30, 2004
America astronomer, Fred Lawrence Whipple, dies. Fred Whipple first put forth the "dirty snowball" theory of the makeup of comets.

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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