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Greip, Moon of Saturn

Greip 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 112,926,492.35 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 24,269,935 km. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3 g/cm3. Its volume is 2.3 g/cm3. It was discovered on 6 March 2006 by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 18,442,200 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Greip is 18.8 km. The mean radius of Greip is 3.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of Greip is 113.10 km2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 5,029.0 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Greip orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 173.343 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.3160, it is the degree at which Greip orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Greip Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference112,926,492.35 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)24,269,935 km
Density2.3 g/cm3
Volume113 km3
Date of Discovery6 March 2006
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna
Semi-Major Axis18,442,200 km
Equatorial Circumference18.8 km
Mean Radius3.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area113.10 km2
Average Orbit Velocity5,029.0 km/h
Orbital Inclination173.343
Orbital Eccentricity0.3160




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