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Paaliaq, Moon of Saturn

Paaliaq is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 87,080,192.85 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 23,139,965 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 8,242,676,382,034,560 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3 g/cm3. Its volume is 5,575 km3.

Paaliaq was discovered on 7 August 2000 by Brett J. Gladman, John J. Kavelaars, Jean-Marc Petit, Hans Scholl, Matthew J. Holman, Brian G. Marsd.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 686.95 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 15,024,000 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Paaliaq is 69.1 km. The mean radius, that is the average radius of Paaliaq is 11.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.06) km. The surface area of Paaliaq is 1,520.53 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.005 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 5,277.3 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Paaliaq orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 41.77 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.5402, it is the degree at which Paaliaq orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Paaliaq Facts

Orbital Circumference87,080,192.85 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)23,139,965 km
Mass8,242,676,382,034,560 kg
Density2.3 g/cm3
Volume5,575 km3
Date of Discovery7 August 2000
DiscovererBrett J. Gladman, John J. Kavelaars, Jean-Marc Petit, Hans Scholl, Matthew J. Holman, Brian G. Marsd
Orbital Period686.95
Semi-Major Axis15,024,000 km
Equatorial Circumference69.1 km
Mean Radius11.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.06) km
Surface Area1,520.53 km2
Surface Gravity0.005 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity5,277.3 km/h
Orbital Inclination41.77
Orbital Eccentricity0.5402

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