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SATURN

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1. HERE I AM
     Saturn is the 6th planet in line and 
     orbits our Sun at an approximate 
     886 million miles.

2. IM PRETTY BIG
     Though Saturn is not the biggest
     planet in our solar system, it is the 
     2nd largest, only to be trumped by
     Jupiter. Still, spanning 9 Earth's side
     by side would not suffice to match
     Saturn's diameter.

3. ​MANY MOONS
     It can't be said that it is not crowded
     around Saturn. With 53 moons
     and 9 others awaiting confirmation
     it could be said that Saturn is it's
     own mini solar system.

4. GASEOUS GIGANTOUS
     Saturn is one of the giant gas
     planets that  reside in our solar
     system. With only Jupiter being
     bigger, Saturn is mostly comprised
     of Hydrogen and Helium, just like
     Jupiter and may also have a 
     solid core.

5. WHERE DID THEY GO
     It seems that once every 29 1/2 yrs.
     Saturn appears to loose its
     signature characteristic, it's rings.
     Don't worry, Saturn doesn't actually
     loose it's rings. It is an optical
     illusion that happens when Saturn's
     rings are edge-on with Earth.

6. ANOTHER LONG YEAR
     Saturn has a long year and a
     very short day. 10.7 approximate
     hrs. to spin once on its axis and 
     a grueling 29 yrs. to orbit the Sun.

7. IN ANCIENT TIMES
     In ancient times the planets were
     attributed to the days of the week,
     metals, and certain rites.
     Saturn  was attributed to the
     day Saturday as it's attributed metal
     was lead.

8. EASY TO SEE
     Saturn can be  seen with the naked
     eye and can easily be studied with
     a small telescope or binoculars.

9. NOTHING HERE
     Satun itself can't support life as we
     know it, but some it's moons may 
     have the required conditions.                       
It's atmosphere is that of a star, Descending towards a non-existent center from gas to liquid, a surface ​​​not stable.

DESTINATION
T I T A N

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SATURN

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