This image of Saturn was taken by Voyager I in 1980
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Saturn is the second largest planet in our solar system. It is also very bright in the sky. The ancient Greeks named the planet after the god of farming and time.
The rings of Saturn were first seen by Galileo, but he didn't know what they were when we saw them. In 1655, Christian Huygens found out they were rings! Thanks to the Voyager missions, we now have many pictures of the rings.
Saturn has many moons. Titan is the largest one. It was discovered by Huygens in 1655. The others were found by either astronomers or Voyager.
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