Planet Saturn

Today in Astronomy History
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September 4, 1682
English astronomer Edmund Halley observes the comet which will bear his name.

September 4, 1990
A single small meteorite falls through the porch of a house in Burnwell, Pike County, Kentucky.

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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