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S/2004 S12: Facts & Figures
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Discovered By
Scott S. Sheppard, David L. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna
Date of Discovery
12 December 2004
Orbit Size Around Saturn (semi-major axis)
Metric: 19,867,500 km
English: 12,345,092 miles
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 13,454,271 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 26,280,729 km
Sidereal Orbit Period (Length of Year)
2.864175222 Earth years
1,046.14 Earth days
By Comparison: Retrograde orbit
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 121,512,877.18 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 4,839.7 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
Orbit Inclination
By Comparison: Retrograde orbit
Mean Radius
Metric: 2.5 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
English: 1.6 miles
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 15.7 km
Metric: 65 km3
Metric: 2.3 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 78.54 km2

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:

-Edda by Snorri Sturluson, translated by Anthony Faulkes. Everyman Paperbacks, 1995
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Last Updated: 22 Mar 2011