With its gold colour and stunning rings, Saturn is quite a planetary gem. Saturn is the second largest of the eight planets, and it is about 10 times as wide as Earth. Saturn is the lightest planet in our solar system. It is predominantly made of the gaseous hydrogen and helium. And because of its particular gaseous composition, Saturn has beautiful rings system. If the planet work placed on an enormous ocean, it would be able to float. Saturn's gaseous make up also means that it has no true surface. 

At its centre, the planet has a dense core of water, ice, and Rocky material, but it has no actual land mass. Instead, it's mostly made of gases, liquids, and yellow ammonia crystals that swirl around the planet, creating Golden clouds and storms.


The largest storm on Saturn is at its North Pole. It's over twice the size of Earth. And shaped in a near perfect hexagon. Each of six sides is believed to be result of jet streams, which all encircle a massive hurricane. Because of saturn's inhospitable environment, the planet cannot sport life- but some of its moons might. 

Saturn has more than 50 confirmed moons, and is varies in size and terrain. Enceladus, one of the saturn's smallest moons, is covered in ice and only about as wide as the state of Pennsylvania. 

Titan, saturn's largest moon, is nearly as wide as Canada. Titan is the only  moon in the solar system with clouds and a dense atmosphere. Both Titan and Enceladus have underground oceans that would make them rotationally capable of sustaining life. 

Saturn's moon may also play a role in shaping the planet's signature features: its rings. Saturn's ring system is very complex in solar system. The rings are made of icy and Rocky remnants from comets, asteroids and moons. The particles range in size from being a small as small dust to as big as mountains. Saturn's rings has seven groups,   Altogether, they are as wide as four and a half Earths, but only about two thirds of a mild thick. How the rings are able to stay on track and intact has to do with saturn's smallest moons. 

Called shepherding moons, these satellites orbit between the rings, and they seem to use their gravity to shape the ring material into circular paths. Saturn has fascinated scientists and amateur alike for thousands of years. The ancient greeks and Romans, who named the planet of their God of agriculture, believed it was a star. It was not until the 17th century, after the telescope was invented, great scientist like Galileo, Christian Huygens, and Giovanni Casino could you take a much closer look. 

Only then was Saturn's planetary status discovered and, ultimately, it's many moons and brilliant rings. Because of its planet like moons lightweight composition, and dazzling ring system, Saturn continues to mesmerize us to this day.