Planet Saturn

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October 9, 1604
Supernova 1604, known as "Kepler's Nova", is sighted in the constellation Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer.

October 9, 1933
A great unpredicted meteor shower is seen from Europe and surprises astronomers. A Harvard astronomer, Dr. W.J. Fisher, identifies the Comet Giacobini-Zinner as the source.

October 9, 1992
A 1980 Chevrolet Malibu, parked in Peekskill, NY, is hit by a 13 kg meteorite.

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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