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Daphnis: Facts & Figures
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Discovered By
Cassini Imaging Science Team
Date of Discovery
1 May 2005
Orbit Size Around Saturn (semi-major axis)
Metric: 136,500 km
English: 84,817 miles
Sidereal Orbit Period (Length of Year)
0.001626283 Earth years
0.594 Earth days
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 857,654.79 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 60,161.0 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
Orbit Inclination
Mean Radius
Metric: 3.8 ± 0.8 km
English: 2.4 ± 0.5 miles
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 23.9 km
Metric: 230 km3
Metric: 77,930,758,521,054 kg
Scientific Notation: 7.7931 x 1013 kg
Metric: 0.34 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 181.46 km2
Surface Gravity
Metric: 0.00036 m/s2
Escape Velocity
Metric: 6 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:
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