Examples from the Web for saturn
Mimas always presents the same face to Saturn, just as the Moon does to Earth.
The authors of the new study used data from the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn to measure the libration of Mimas.
Since one year on Saturn lasts roughly 29.5 Earth years, each season is a little more than seven Earth-years long.
The U.S. had stopped most research and development on this kind of engine after the Saturn V moon rocket was retired.Why Does the USA Depend on Russian Rockets to Get Us Into Space?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, the failure of our family outing hardly mattered, for The Rings of Saturn can be relived by reading and re-reading.Walking In The Footsteps Of W.G. Sebald, Hiker, Novelist, Strange Genius|Edward Platt|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tree-men and cave-dwellers, and ancestors of the future royal race of Saturn, I suppose!A Honeymoon in Space|George Griffith
This poem deals with the overthrow of the primaeval order of Gods by Jupiter, son of Saturn the old king.Keats: Poems Published in 1820|John Keats
However, we must begin at the beginning, and find out about Saturn himself before we puzzle ourselves over his rings.The Children's Book of Stars|G.E. Mitton
He deduced the relative weights of the earth, the sun, and of Jupiter and Saturn, the planets with satellites.The Royal Observatory Greenwich|E. Walter (Edwared Walter) Maunder
The orbit of Saturn is the largest of the (old) seven planets; see Kn.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
British Dictionary definitions for saturn (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for saturn (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for saturn
Old English Sætern, a Roman god, also "most remote planet" (then known), from Latin Saturnus, originally a name of an Italic god of agriculture, possibly from Etruscan. Derivation from Latin serere (past participle satus) "to sow" is said to be folk-etymology.
An ancient Italic deity, popularly believed to have appeared in Italy in the reign of Janus, and to have instructed the people in agriculture, gardening, etc., thus elevating them from barbarism to social order and civilization. His reign was sung by the poets as "the golden age." [Century Dictionary]
Identified with Greek Kronos, father of Zeus. Also the alchemical name for lead (late 14c.). In Akkadian, the planet was kaiamanu, literally "constant, enduring," hence Hebrew kiyyun, Arabic and Persian kaiwan "Saturn." Related: Saturnian.
Science definitions for saturn
Culture definitions for saturn (1 of 2)
The Roman name for one of the Titans, the father of Zeus. In Roman mythology, Saturn fled from Mount Olympus after Zeus defeated the Titans. He settled in Italy and established a golden age, in which all people were equal and harvests were plentiful.
Culture definitions for saturn (2 of 2)
In astronomy, the second-largest major planet, sixth from the sun. Saturn was named for the Roman god of agriculture. Like Jupiter, Saturn is composed largely of gases and liquids. Saturn is the most distant planet plainly visible to the naked eye. (See solar system; see under “Mythology and Folklore.”)