I’ve never really thought to pick a favourite planet before, but thinking about it I guess I like the look of Saturn. The Hubble telescope has taken some fantastic photos of Saturn’s rings over the years, but the pictures of the rings side on and the polar auroras are available as part of a video on the Guardian website. I would really recommend watching it.
Like Tim, my favourite planet is Saturn. I knew this when I was younger and very interested in astronomy – I even wrote it in a book about the planets that I had! I think it was because of its rings. Other planets have rings too, I’ve subsequently learned, but they’re not as visible. I just thought Saturn was really beautiful. So thanks for the video, Tim!