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Discovered By
Matthew J. Holman and Timothy B. Spahr
Date of Discovery
9 November 2000
Orbit Size Around Saturn (semi-major axis)
Metric: 16,401,100 km
English: 10,191,171 miles
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 8,466,248 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 24,335,952 km
Sidereal Orbit Period (Length of Year)
2.145160849 Earth years
783.52 Earth days
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 96,726,713.37 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 5,143.8 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
Orbit Inclination
Mean Radius
Metric: 16.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.06) km
English: 9.9 miles
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 100.5 km
Metric: 17,157 km3
Metric: 20,981,358,063,360,700 kg
Scientific Notation: 2.0981 x 1016 kg
Metric: 2.3 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 3,216.99 km2
Surface Gravity
Metric: 0.005 m/s2
Escape Velocity
Metric: 48 km/h

Additional Information:

USGS Astrogeology: Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature:

-JPL Solar System Dynamics:

-Solar System Moons: Discovery and Mythology by Jürgen Blunck; Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

-Encyclopedia of the Solar System, second edition; edited by Lucy-Ann McFadden, Paul R. Weissman, and Torrence V. Johnson; Academic Press 2007

-Ellis Miner

-Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 2010:

-"A deeper look at the colors of the Saturnian irregular satellites" by Tommy Grav and James Bauer:
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Last Updated: 11 Apr 2011