History UsefulNotes / Saturn

28th Jun '16 4:31:25 PM Orbiting
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->''The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.''
-->--Mark Russell

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'', the solar system is shown as a group of {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s, with Saturn being a quiet recluse (with some ExtremeDoormat tendencies) that Uranus and their other neighbors run roughshod over.



* Music/GustavHolst's "Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age" from "The Planets" movement.

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* Music/GustavHolst's "Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age" from "The Planets" movement.movement.
* The ''Atlas: Space'' albums of Sleeping At Last feature music themed around all the planets; "Saturn" is the most popular of them, with the message of it being that despite everything, TheWorldIsJustAwesome.
27th Jun '16 1:14:06 PM RainbowPhoenix
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Like Jupiter and Neptune, Saturn has its own iconic storm in the Great White Spot, a massive storm that appears approximately every thirty years and lasts for about one Earth year as Saturn approaches its summer solstice. Changes in the density of Saturn's cloud layers as its northern hemisphere receives extra heat from the Sun kicks up an enormous storm that can have varying width. Sometimes the Great White Spot is an oval, similar to Jupiter's Great Red Spot, and other times the Great White Spot can stretch out until it leaves a trail. In one instance, the Great White Spot's trail crossed almost the entire planet.
1st Jun '16 9:30:38 PM AnotherGuy
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Saturn is 6th planet in the solar system, the second most massive (about 95 earth masses), and the second highest volume, though it's also the least dense (on average, it is less dense than liquid water). It is made mainly of hydrogen and helium gas, with a possibly rocky core in the center, and additional trace elements. Saturn's atmosphere, though looking bland in most far away pictures, has intense cyclones and storms, and the second fastest winds in the solar system on average (After Neptune).

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Saturn is 6th planet in the solar system, the second most massive (about 95 earth masses), and the second highest volume, though it's also the least dense (on average, it is less dense than liquid water). It is made mainly of hydrogen and helium gas, with a possibly rocky core in the center, and additional trace elements. Saturn's atmosphere, though looking bland in most far away pictures, has intense cyclones and storms, and the second fastest winds in the solar system on average (After Neptune).
Neptune). Thanks to its 10.6 hour rotation, the planet bulges from centrifugal force, making it appear a little squashed.
10th May '16 6:18:11 AM anza_sb
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* Music/NoDoubt's 2000 album "Return of Saturn" was named that because around that time the band members were all around 29 years old - one orbit of Saturn.

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* Music/NoDoubt's 2000 album "Return of Saturn" was named that because around that time the band members were all around 29 years old - one orbit of Saturn.Saturn.
* Music/GustavHolst's "Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age" from "The Planets" movement.
15th Apr '16 1:50:47 PM RainbowPhoenix
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Like the other giant planets, Saturn radiates more energy than it receives from the Sun; three times as much in this case. For Saturn this is because its cold temperatures and lack of density causes the helium in its upper atmosphere to condense into droplets, which then rain into the lower atmosphere, converting potential energy to kinetic energy.
16th Mar '16 11:37:00 AM AnotherGuy
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It is very likely that the four terrestrial planets, and by extension humanity, have Saturn to thank for their continued existence. Current theories on solar system formation state that it is typical for large gas giants to migrate inward until they orbit extremely close to their stars, often close enough that a full revolution takes only weeks, or even days. Jupiter most likely would have done the same, destroying everything in its path via gravitational forces, if Saturn had not formed with sufficient mass and in the right position to yank Jupiter back, allowing the inner planets to continue forming.

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It is very likely that the four terrestrial planets, and by extension humanity, have Saturn to thank for their continued existence. Current theories on solar system formation state that it is typical for large gas giants to migrate inward until they orbit extremely close to their stars, often close enough that a full revolution takes only weeks, or even days. Jupiter most likely would have done the same, destroying everything in its path via gravitational forces, if Saturn had not formed with sufficient mass and in the right position to yank Jupiter back, allowing the inner planets to continue forming.
forming. This migration also not only pushed Uranus and Neptune to their current positions, but had them ''swap'' positions (Neptune had originally been closer to the Sun than Uranus.)
19th Feb '16 10:09:40 AM PaulA
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* Grant D. Callin's ''Saturnalia'' focuses on Saturn and its moons, as a sort of cosmic ''TreasureIsland'' with colonist and Earthers hunting down alien artifacts.

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* Grant D. Callin's ''Saturnalia'' focuses on Saturn and its moons, as a sort of cosmic ''TreasureIsland'' ''Literature/TreasureIsland'' with colonist and Earthers hunting down alien artifacts.
30th Jan '16 2:05:15 PM RainbowPhoenix
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It is very likely that the four terrestrial planets, and by extension humanity, have Saturn to thank for their continued existence. Current theories on solar system formation state that it is typical for large gas giants to migrate inward until they orbit extremely close to their stars, often close enough that a full revolution takes only weeks, or even days. Jupiter most likely would have done the same, destroying everything in its path via gravitation forces, if Saturn had not formed with sufficient mass and in the right position to yank Jupiter back, allowing the inner planets to continue forming.

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It is very likely that the four terrestrial planets, and by extension humanity, have Saturn to thank for their continued existence. Current theories on solar system formation state that it is typical for large gas giants to migrate inward until they orbit extremely close to their stars, often close enough that a full revolution takes only weeks, or even days. Jupiter most likely would have done the same, destroying everything in its path via gravitation gravitational forces, if Saturn had not formed with sufficient mass and in the right position to yank Jupiter back, allowing the inner planets to continue forming.
17th Jan '16 12:17:09 AM RainbowPhoenix
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It is very likely that the four terrestrial planets, and by extension humanity, have Saturn to thank for their continued existence. Current theories on solar system formation state that it is typical for large gas giants to migrate inward until they orbit extremely close to their stars, often close enough that a full revolution takes only weeks, or even days. Jupiter most likely would have done the same, destroying everything in its path via gravitation forces, if Saturn had not formed with sufficient mass and in the right position to yank Jupiter back, allowing the inner planets to continue forming.
24th Dec '15 3:45:13 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* Music/NoDoubt's 2000 album "Return of Saturn" wa named that because around that time the band members were around 29 years old - one orbit of Saturn.

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* Music/NoDoubt's 2000 album "Return of Saturn" wa was named that because around that time the band members were all around 29 years old - one orbit of Saturn.
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