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Enceladus, Moon of Saturn

Enceladus 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 1,495,622.32 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 239,156 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 107,944,591,230,692,000,000 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 1.608 g/cm3. Its volume is 1.608 g/cm3. It was discovered in the year 1789 by William Herschel.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 238,037 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 107,944,591,230,692,000,000 kg. The equatorial circumference of Enceladus is 1,584.0 km. The mean radius of Enceladus is 252.1 km. The surface area of Enceladus is 798,648.27 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.113 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 45,487.3 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Enceladus orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 0.009 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0047, it is the degree at which Enceladus orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Image of the Saturn moon of Enceladus


Image of the Saturn moon of Enceladus

Enceladus Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference1,495,622.32 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)239,156 km
Mass107,944,591,230,692,000,000 kg
Density1.608 g/cm3
Volume67,113,076 km3
Year of Discovery1789
DiscovererWilliam Herschel
Semi-Major Axis238,037 km
Mass107,944,591,230,692,000,000 kg
Equatorial Circumference1,584.0 km
Mean Radius252.1 km
Surface Area798,648.27 km2
Surface Gravity0.113 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity45,487.3 km/h
Orbital Inclination0.009
Orbital Eccentricity0.0047




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