Sunlight view of half a hemisphere of Saturn.
Source: NASA/Moore Boeck
Published: August 10, 2018

Version C of the Saturn installment of our solar system poster series.

The posters are best printed on 11x17 paper. Several download options are available in the column on the right.

Back of Saturn poster with orbit diagram and size comparison.
Optional back with a brief summary and orbit diagram.

About the image: NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn during its equinox in 2009. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

On the Back

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in our solar system. Adorned with a dazzling system of icy rings, Saturn is unique among the planets.

It is not the only planet to have rings, but none are as spectacular or as complex as Saturn's. Like fellow gas giant Jupiter, Saturn is a massive ball made mostly of hydrogen and helium.

The farthest planet from Earth discovered by the unaided human eye, Saturn has been known since ancient times. The planet is named for the Roman god of agriculture and wealth, who was also the father of Jupiter.

Explore Saturn in depth at https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/saturn

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