Saturn Facts, Saturn Moons
“Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.” ~ Unknown
Saturn is named after the god Saturnus, the god of agriculture and harvest. Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest is the most photogenic planet in the solar system.
It is about 74,900 miles in diameter and can fit about 765 Earths. Unlike Jupiter it is so buoyant if there were enough water it would float. Like Jupiter it has no solid surface.
There are at least 62 moons, Titan being its largest moon, is bigger than Mercury and Pluto. The Cassini/Huygens spacecraft took 7 years to reach Saturn. The Huygens probe was sent to Titan and discovered it has an atmosphere and solid ground similar to Earth.
With Saturn’s other unique moons like Enceladus being only 300 miles across water and water ice geyser vapors shooting out from its surface forming the E ring. Others like Mimas which looks like a familiar Death Star, Iapetus and many others with their shapes and sizes.
This piece was written for its serene and beautiful settings. Saturn being the second biggest planet, I wanted to allow a more majestic and richer quality with lower orchestral and other various instruments without competing with Jupiter which is without comparison.
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