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Tarqeq: Facts & Figures
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Discovered By
Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna
Date of Discovery
16 January 2007
Orbit Size Around Saturn (semi-major axis)
Metric: 17,909,900 km
English: 11,128,696 miles
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 15,785,786 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 20,034,014 km
Sidereal Orbit Period (Length of Year)
2.429295003 Earth years
887.30 Earth days
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 112,134,455.81 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 5,265.7 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
0.1186
Orbit Inclination
49.572
Mean Radius
Metric: 3.0 km
English: 1.9 miles
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 18.8 km
Volume
Metric: 113 km3
Density
Metric: 2.3 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 113.10 km2

Additional Information:

-USGS Astrogeology: Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature: http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/append7.html

-JPL Solar System Dynamics: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/

-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: http://www.britannica.com

-"A deeper look at the colors of the Saturnian irregular satellites" by Tommy Grav and James Bauer: http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0611590
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Last Updated: 22 Mar 2011