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Saturn
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in the Solar System, after Jupiter. Saturn is named after the Roman god Saturn, equated to the Greek Cronus , the Babylonian Ninurta and the Hindu Shani. Saturn's astronomical symbol represents the Roman god's sickle.Saturn, along with Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune, is a gas giant...
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1655
3.25.1655
Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.
1966
12.18.1966
Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.
1979
9.1.1979
The American space probe ''Pioneer 11'' becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 km.
1980
11.12.1980
The NASA space probe ''Voyager I'' makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings.
1981
8.25.1981
Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
1990
9.24.1990
Periodic Great White Spot is observed on Saturn.
1997
10.15.1997
The Cassini probe launches from Cape Canaveral on its way to Saturn.
2004
6.11.2004
Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.
7.1.2004
Saturn orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.
12.25.2004
Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which successfully landed on Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, 2005.
2005
1.14.2005
Landing of the ''Huygens'' probe on Saturn's moon Titan.