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Saturn

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Solar System


Saturn
Print Saturn Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.93

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    elephant-sized, best, ice-covered, spacecrafts, magnification, spacecraft, agriculture, opposition, telescope, vast, view, magnificent, core, visible, ordinary, metallic
     content words:    Like Jupiter


Saturn
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Saturn is a favorite of people who have a telescope to look at the sky. Other planets are visible through a telescope on Earth, and so is the moon, but Saturn always seems to be the most popular.
 
2     Saturn is a lot like Jupiter and Uranus, the other two giant gas planets. It is the second largest planet, with a diameter of 119,300 kilometers. It rotates very fast on its axis and revolves very slowly around the sun. It is the least dense of all the planets, even less solid than Jupiter. In fact, the density of Saturn is less than the density of water, which means that it could float if it had a big enough pond to float in. Like Jupiter, Saturn has a solid, rocky core surrounded by a layer of liquid metallic hydrogen. Beyond that is the giant outer layer of mostly ordinary hydrogen.
 
3     Saturn was named after the Roman god of agriculture. Our word Saturday comes from the same root word.

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