# Atlas, Moon of Saturn

**Atlas** is a Moon that orbits round Saturn rather than the Sun which our Earth orbits round. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 865,005.81 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 137,835 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 6,594,141,105,627,650 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 0.46 g/cm3. Its volume is 0.46 g/cm3. It was discovered in the year 1980 by R. Terrile, Voyager 1.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 137,670 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The mass of the object is calculated at being 6,594,141,105,627,650 kg. The equatorial circumference of Atlas is 94.9 km. The mean radius of Atlas is 15.1 km. The surface area of Atlas is 2,865.26 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.002 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 59,870.3 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Atlas orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 0.003 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0012, it is the degree at which Atlas orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

## Atlas Facts

Type | Moon |

Orbital Circumference | 865,005.81 km |

Furthest from parent (Apoasis) | 137,835 km |

Mass | 6,594,141,105,627,650 kg |

Density | 0.46 g/cm3 |

Volume | 14,422 km3 |

Year of Discovery | 1980 |

Discoverer | R. Terrile, Voyager 1 |

Semi-Major Axis | 137,670 km |

Mass | 6,594,141,105,627,650 kg |

Equatorial Circumference | 94.9 km |

Mean Radius | 15.1 km |

Surface Area | 2,865.26 km2 |

Surface Gravity | 0.002 m/s2 |

Average Orbit Velocity | 59,870.3 km/h |

Orbital Inclination | 0.003 |

Orbital Eccentricity | 0.0012 |

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