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Albiorix, Moon of Saturn

Albiorix is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. It is also know by other designations, SXXVI, S/2000 S11. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 20,981,358,063,360,700 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3. Its volume is 17157.

Albiorix was discovered on 9 November 2000 by Matthew J. Holman and Timothy B. Spahr.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 783 days. The figure is also known as the sidereel period. The figure comes from N.A.S.A..

The Equatorial Radius of the object is 16km. The Equatorial Radius is based on the assumption of the Albedo value. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The albedo of the object is 0.06. The Albedo is the amount of radiation that is reflected back into space by the object.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 48 km/h. The Escape Velocity is the speed an object needs to be travelling in order to break free from the objects gravity. The larger an object is, the more velocity (speed) is needed to break free from the object.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 16180, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Albiorix is 100.5 km. The surface area of Albiorix is 3,216.99. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.005. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 5143.80 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 16401100.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Albiorix orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 34 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.4838, it is the degree at which Albiorix orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

The moon does end with the traditional e or a identifying whether the orbit is with or against the orbit of the planet. The moon orbits in the same direction as Saturn.

Albiorix Mythology Legend

Unlike other moons, this is not a Roman or Greek god but a Gallic one. Gallic referring to the Gauls in what is now France. Albiorix was the Gallic king of the kings, equivalent to Zeus and Jupiter in Greek and Roman Myths.

Albiorix Facts

DesignationsSXXVI, S/2000 S11
Mass (kg)20,981,358,063,360,700
Density (g/cm^3)2.3
Volume (km^3)17157
Orbital DirectionPrograde, same as the parents direction
Date of Discovery9 November 2000
DiscovererMatthew J. Holman and Timothy B. Spahr
Orbital Period (days)783
Equatorial Radius (km)16
Escape Velocity (km/h)48
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)16180
Equatorial Circumference (km)100.5
Surface Area (km^2)3,216.99
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.005
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)5143.80
Average Orbit Distance (km)16401100.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)34
Orbital Eccentricity0.4838

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