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Fornjot, Moon of Saturn

Fornjot is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn.

Fornjot 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 1494.09 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 25,151,200 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The mean radius of Fornjot is 3.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km.

Fornjot Facts


TypeMoon
Date of Discovery12 December 2004
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard, David L. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna
Orbital Period1494.09
Semi-Major Axis25,151,200 km
Mean Radius3.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km


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