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Methone: Facts & Figures
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Discovered By
S. Charnoz, C. Porco, Cassini Imaging Team
Date of Discovery
1 June 2004
Orbit Size Around Saturn (semi-major axis)
Metric: 194,440 km
English: 120,819 miles
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 194,421 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 194,459 km
Sidereal Orbit Period (Length of Year)
0.002765229 Earth years
1.01 Earth days
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 1,221,702.55 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 50,400.3 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
0.0001
Orbit Inclination
0.007
Mean Radius
Metric: 1.6 km
English: 1 miles
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 10.1 km
Volume
Metric: 17 km3
Mass
Metric: 8,992,010,598,583 kg
Scientific Notation: 8.9920 x 1012 kg
Density
Metric: 0.5 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 32.17 km2
Surface Gravity
Metric: 0.00023 m/s2
Escape Velocity
Metric: 3 km/h
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Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013