# Jarnsaxa, Moon of Saturn

**Jarnsaxa** 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 120,173,869.21 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 23,558,674 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 19,356,400 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Jarnsaxa is 18.8 km. The mean radius of Jarnsaxa is 3.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of Jarnsaxa is 113.10 km2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 4,972.5 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Jarnsaxa orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 163.322 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2171, it is the degree at which Jarnsaxa orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

## Jarnsaxa Facts

Type | Moon |

Orbital Circumference | 120,173,869.21 km |

Furthest from parent (Apoasis) | 23,558,674 km |

Density | 2.3 g/cm3 |

Volume | 113 km3 |

Date of Discovery | 6 March 2006 |

Discoverer | Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna |

Semi-Major Axis | 19,356,400 km |

Equatorial Circumference | 18.8 km |

Mean Radius | 3.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km |

Surface Area | 113.10 km2 |

Average Orbit Velocity | 4,972.5 km/h |

Orbital Inclination | 163.322 |

Orbital Eccentricity | 0.2171 |

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