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Comparison: Methone vs. Saturn

This chart shows the differences between Methone and Saturn. To change the planets/moons being compared, change one or more of the form fields at the bottom and click Refresh.

Discovered By
S. Charnoz, C. Porco, Cassini Imaging Team
Known by the Ancients
Date of Discovery
1 June 2004
Unknown
Average Orbit Distance
194,440 km
1,426,666,422 km
Perihelion/Perigee (closest)
194,421 km
1,349,823,615 km
Aphelion/Apogee (farthest)
194,459 km
1,503,509,229 km
Equatorial Radius
1.6 km
58,232 km
Equatorial Circumference
10.1 km
365,882.4 km
Volume
17 km3
827,129,915,150,897 km3
Mass
8,992,010,598,583 kg
568,319,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg
Density
0.5 g/cm3
0.687 g/cm3
Surface Area
32.17 km2
42,612,133,285 km2
Equatorial Surface Gravity
0.00023 m/s2
10.4* m/s2
Escape Velocity
3 km/h
129,924 km/h
Orbit Period (Length of Year)
0.002765229 sidereal years
29.447498 sidereal years
Mean Orbit Velocity
50,400.3 km/h
34,701 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
0.0001
0.05386179
Orbit Inclination to Ecliptic
0.007
2.49 degrees
Orbit Circumference
1,221,702.55 km
8,957,504,604 km

 

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Last Updated: 3 Aug 2014