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Set B3 - Out Into Space - card information

16. Saturn

16. Saturn

Saturn is a huge globe surrounded by three rings and has nine satellites or Moons. The rings are composed of myriads of very small moonlets, the middle ring being the most brilliant. They form a circular band 40,000 miles wide with a thickness of 100 miles. Saturn is 887,100,000 miles from the Sun and takes 29 years to complete its orbit. During its course the rings are observed at various angles, being nearly invisible when the plane passes through the Earth and Sun. They are not visible to the naked eye, and were not known until the telescope was invented.