Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fact of the Day: Lunar Saturn

Saturn's largest moon Titan was discovered by scientist Christiaan Huygens in 1655. He named it Luna Saturni, which literally means Saturn's Moon in Latin.

14 comments:

DWei said...

Well, the name isn't inaccurate.

Bob Bushell said...

Glad for him.

Emmylou said...

I like the name "Titan" better:D

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A perfectly fitting name.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Cool fact. And Mr. Huygens looks like he could have played guitar in an 80's hair band.

Margaret D said...

Didn't know that, do now.

stephen Hayes said...

The Dutch led the way in grinding lenses so this isn't a surprise, although I didn't know this astronomer's name.

Pilar Domínguez said...

He didn´t complicate himself looking for a name. Kisses:)

Elisabeth said...

I love everything that has to do with space, it's so fascinating! Thanks for sharing and passing by my blog! You should definitely visit a factory one day! You don't know what you're missing out on.

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E from Helsinki, Finland
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bj said...

Great fact...

Blue Grumpster said...

A shockingly original name. Most scientists prefer their own....

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