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Hyrrokkin, Moon of Saturn

Hyrrokkin is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. It is also know by other designations, SXLIV, S/2004 S19. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3. Its volume is 113.

Hyrrokkin was discovered on 12 December 2004 by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 932 days. The figure is also known as the sidereel period. The figure comes from N.A.S.A..

The Equatorial Radius of the object is 3km. The Equatorial Radius is based on the assumption of the Albedo value. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The albedo of the object is 0.04. The Albedo is the amount of radiation that is reflected back into space by the object.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 18440, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Hyrrokkin is 18.8 km. The surface area of Hyrrokkin is 113.10. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 5037.20 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 18437300.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Hyrrokkin orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 151.4 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.3288, it is the degree at which Hyrrokkin orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Hyrrokkin Facts


TypeMoon
DesignationsSXLIV, S/2004 S19
Density (g/cm^3)2.3
Volume (km^3)113
Orbital DirectionRetrograde, opposite to the parents direction
Date of Discovery12 December 2004
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna
Orbital Period (days)932
Equatorial Radius (km)3
Albedo0.04
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)18440
Equatorial Circumference (km)18.8
Surface Area (km^2)113.10
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)5037.20
Average Orbit Distance (km)18437300.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)151.4
Orbital Eccentricity0.3288
Source(s)https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/saturn-moons/hyrrokkin/in-depth/
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/saturniansatfact.html


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