Definition of Saturn in English:

Saturn

Line breaks: Sat¦urn
Pronunciation: /ˈsat(ə)n
 
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1 Roman Mythology An ancient god, regarded as a god of agriculture. Greek equivalent Cronus.
[from Latin Saturnus, perhaps from Etruscan]
2 Astronomy The sixth planet from the sun in the solar system, circled by a system of broad flat rings.

Saturn orbits between Jupiter and Uranus at an average distance of 1,427 million km from the sun. It is a gas giant with an equatorial diameter of 120,000 km, with a conspicuous ring system extending out to a distance twice as great. The planet has a dense hydrogen-rich atmosphere, similar to that of Jupiter but with less distinct banding. There are at least eighteen satellites, the largest of which is Titan, and including small shepherd satellites that orbit close to two of the rings

3A series of American space rockets, of which the very large Saturn V was used as the launch vehicle for the Apollo missions of 1968–72.

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