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Methone, Moon of Saturn

Methone is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 1,221,702.55 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 194,459 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 8,992,010,598,583 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 0.5 g/cm3. Its volume is 17 km3.

Methone was discovered on 1 June 2004 by S. Charnoz, C. Porco, Cassini Imaging Team.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 1.01 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 194,440 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Methone is 10.1 km. The mean radius, that is the average radius of Methone is 1.6 km. The surface area of Methone is 32.17 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.00023 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 50,400.3 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Methone orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 0.007 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0001, it is the degree at which Methone orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Methone Facts

Orbital Circumference1,221,702.55 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)194,459 km
Mass8,992,010,598,583 kg
Density0.5 g/cm3
Volume17 km3
Date of Discovery1 June 2004
DiscovererS. Charnoz, C. Porco, Cassini Imaging Team
Orbital Period1.01
Semi-Major Axis194,440 km
Equatorial Circumference10.1 km
Mean Radius1.6 km
Surface Area32.17 km2
Surface Gravity0.00023 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity50,400.3 km/h
Orbital Inclination0.007
Orbital Eccentricity0.0001

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