Planet Saturn

Today in Astronomy History
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August 1, 1785
Caroline Herschel becomes the first woman to discover a comet.

August 1, 1818
Lady American astronomer, first cousin four times removed of Benjamin Franklin, and discoverer of "Miss Mitchell's Comet", Maria Mitchell is born.

August 1, 1955
First microgravity research begins.

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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