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Contemporary Examples of 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.A Cloud Forms Over Saturn’s Mysterious Moon
Matthew R. Francis
August 17, 2014
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
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
June 5, 2014
Historical Examples of saturn
Perhaps they have Rings there, as they have at Saturn, only less conspicuous.
When the planets Saturn and Mercury conjoin, the lead has to be melted and the mercury added.Storyology
Suppose, for example, that the last planet in our system had been Saturn.
Herschel's paper on Saturn, in 1790, is an admirable example of this.
And simultaneously he envisaged the present reality of Saturn.The World Beyond
Raymond King Cummings
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.
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.”)