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Fenrir, Moon of Saturn

Fenrir is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 140,459,769.23 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 25,445,779 km. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3 g/cm3. Its volume is 34 km3.

Fenrir was discovered on 12 December 2004 by Scott S. Sheppard, David L. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna. Its orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 1260.35 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 22,454,800 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Fenrir is 12.6 km. The mean radius of Fenrir is 2.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of Fenrir is 50.27 km2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 4,643.3 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Fenrir orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 164.444 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1332, it is the degree at which Fenrir orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Fenrir Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference140,459,769.23 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)25,445,779 km
Density2.3 g/cm3
Volume34 km3
Date of Discovery12 December 2004
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard, David L. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna
Orbital Period1260.35
Semi-Major Axis22,454,800 km
Equatorial Circumference12.6 km
Mean Radius2.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area50.27 km2
Average Orbit Velocity4,643.3 km/h
Orbital Inclination164.444
Orbital Eccentricity0.1332


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