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Farabauti, Moon of Saturn

Farabauti 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 126,146,054.43 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 25,387,931 km. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3 g/cm3. Its volume is 2.3 g/cm3. It was discovered on 12 December 2004 by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 20,387,000 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Farabauti is 15.7 km. The mean radius of Farabauti is 2.5 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of Farabauti is 78.54 km2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 4,835.4 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Farabauti orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 158.045 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2453, it is the degree at which Farabauti orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Farabauti Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference126,146,054.43 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)25,387,931 km
Density2.3 g/cm3
Volume65 km3
Date of Discovery12 December 2004
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna
Semi-Major Axis20,387,000 km
Equatorial Circumference15.7 km
Mean Radius2.5 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area78.54 km2
Average Orbit Velocity4,835.4 km/h
Orbital Inclination158.045
Orbital Eccentricity0.2453

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