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Methone, Moon of Saturn

Methone is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. It is also know by other designations, SXXXII, S/2004 S1. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 8,992,010,598,583 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 0.5. Its volume is 17.

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 Equatorial Radius of the object is 2km. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 3 km/h. The Escape Velocity is the speed an object needs to be travelling in order to break free from the objects gravity. The larger an object is, the more velocity (speed) is needed to break free from the object.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 194, 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 surface area of Methone is 32.17. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.00023. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 50400.30 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 194440.00.

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


TypeMoon
DesignationsSXXXII, S/2004 S1
Mass (kg)8,992,010,598,583
Density (g/cm^3)0.5
Volume (km^3)17
Orbital DirectionPrograde, same as the parents direction
Date of Discovery1 June 2004
DiscovererS. Charnoz, C. Porco, Cassini Imaging Team
Orbital Period (days)1.01
Equatorial Radius (km)2
Escape Velocity (km/h)3
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)194
Equatorial Circumference (km)10.1
Surface Area (km^2)32.17
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.00023
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)50400.30
Average Orbit Distance (km)194440.00
Orbital Eccentricity0.0001
Source(s)https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/saturn-moons/methone/in-depth/
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/saturniansatfact.html


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