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Discovered By
B. Smith, H. Reitsema, S. Larson, and J. Fountain
Date of Discovery
1980
Orbit Size Around Saturn (semi-major axis)
Metric: 294,710 km
English: 183,124 miles
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 294,651 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 294,769 km
Sidereal Orbit Period (Length of Year)
0.005169062 Earth years
1.888 Earth days
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 1,851,717.52 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 40,865.9 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
0.0002
Orbit Inclination
1.18
Mean Radius
Metric: 12.4 km
By Comparison: 15 x 12.5 x 7.5 km, tri-axial
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 77.9 km
Volume
Metric: 7,986 km3
Mass
Metric: 4,046,404,769,362,420 kg
Scientific Notation: 4.0464 x 1015 kg
Density
Metric: 0.5 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 1,932.21 km2
Surface Gravity
Metric: 0.002 m/s2
Escape Velocity
Metric: 24 km/h
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Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013