• Question: It may sound like a random question but what is your favourite planet and why???

    Asked by themysteriousmugenpanther to Damien, Rachael, Simon, Suzi, Tim on 19 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Suzi Gage

      Suzi Gage answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      Hi @themysteriousmugenpanther

      Great question, I have always liked neptune. I’m not really sure why though – I like it’s name!

      What’s yours?

    • Photo: Tim Fosker

      Tim Fosker answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      Hi @themysteriousmugenpanther

      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.


      What is your favourite planet?

    • Photo: Damien Hall

      Damien Hall answered on 19 Jun 2011:

      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!