Essay Writing about SATURN

Jose John May 18, 2016 No Comments
SATURN Saturn is named after the Ancient Roman God of harvest times, Saturnus. Saturnus (Saturnalia) was also the ancient Roman festival celebrated usually in December. It is the second biggest planet, with 120,000 km diameter. In spite of its being big, it is one of the fastest revolving planets at the rate of 10,000 km/ph speed. Voyager 1 and 2 had sent photographs of its tornado-like swirling storms. Saturn, according to the NASA scientists, is just gaseous planet comprising helium and hydrogen in liquid form. It is alarming to note that the wind speed here reaches up to 1100 km/ph. It is four times than the hurricane “Katrina” that battered the US. Its size is so massive (statistic says that it is more than 810 times bigger than the earth) that it usually takes nearly 30 years to complete one orbit around the sun! But it is a lovely planet to look at. Its rings glisten when it gets the sun light. It was Galileo who had noticed Saturn’s rings way back in 1610. However, another source put it that in 1659 only its rings were spotted and confirmed by a Dutch scientist named Christian Huygens. And the rings are grouped into two: A and B. But it was...
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SATURN: Essay Writing Topics

Jose John February 12, 2016 No Comments
SATURN  The atmosphere is primarily composed of hydrogen with small amounts of helium and methane. Saturn is the only planet less dense than water (about 30%). Saturn’s hazy yellow hue is marked by broad atmospheric banding similar to, but fainter than that found on Jupiter. The wind blows at a high speed on Saturn, near the equator; it reaches velocities of 500 m a second (1100 miles an hour). The wind blows mostly in an Easterly direction. The strongest winds are found near the equator and velocity falls off uniformly at higher latitudes. At latitudes greater than 35 degrees, winds alternate East and West as latitude increases. Saturn’s ring system makes the planet one of the most beautiful objects in the solar system. The rings are split into a number of different parts which include the bright A and B rings and a fainter C ring. Space probes have shown that the main rings are really made up of a large number of narrow ringlets. The origin of the rings is obscure. It is thought that the rings may have been formed from larger moons that were shattered by impacts of comets and meteoroids. Radial, spoke-like features in the broad B-ring were also found by the Voyagers. The features...
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