chapter  10
Saturn
WithPatrick Moore
Pages 17

Saturn, the outermost planet known in ancient times, is sixth in order of distance from the Sun. It was named in honour of the first ruler of Olympus, who was succeeded by his son Jupiter (Zeus). It moves across the sky more slowly than any of the other planets known before the invention of the telescope, and has thus been associated with the passage of time. Data are given in Table 10.1.