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Daphnis, Moon of Saturn

Daphnis is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 857,654.79 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 77,930,758,521,054 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 0.34 g/cm3. Its volume is 230 km3.

Daphnis was discovered on 1 May 2005 by Cassini Imaging Science Team.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 0.594 days. The figure is also known as the sidereel period. The figure comes from N.A.S.A..

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 136,500 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Daphnis is 23.9 km. The mean radius, that is the average radius of Daphnis is 3.8 (assuming albedo of 0.8) km. The surface area of Daphnis is 181.46 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.00036 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 60,161.0 km/h.

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

Daphnis Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference857,654.79 km
Mass77,930,758,521,054 kg
Density0.34 g/cm3
Volume230 km3
Date of Discovery1 May 2005
DiscovererCassini Imaging Science Team
Orbital Period0.594
Semi-Major Axis136,500 km
Equatorial Circumference23.9 km
Mean Radius3.8 (assuming albedo of 0.8) km
Surface Area181.46 km2
Surface Gravity0.00036 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity60,161.0 km/h
Orbital Inclination0
Orbital Eccentricity0


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