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Paaliaq, Moon of Saturn

Paaliaq is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. It is also know by other designations, SXX, S/2000 S2. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 8,242,676,382,034,560 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3. Its volume is 5575.

Paaliaq was discovered on 7 August 2000 by Brett J. Gladman, John J. Kavelaars, Jean-Marc Petit, Hans Scholl, Matthew J. Holman, Brian G. Marsden, Phillip D. Nicholson, and Joseph A. Burns.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 687 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 11km. 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 0.06. The Albedo is the amount of radiation that is reflected back into space by the object.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 36 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 15200, 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 surface area of Paaliaq is 1,520.53. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.005. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 5277.30 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 15024000.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Paaliaq orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 47.2 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


TypeMoon
DesignationsSXX, S/2000 S2
Mass (kg)8,242,676,382,034,560
Density (g/cm^3)2.3
Volume (km^3)5575
Orbital DirectionPrograde, same as the parents direction
Date of Discovery7 August 2000
DiscovererBrett J. Gladman, John J. Kavelaars, Jean-Marc Petit, Hans Scholl, Matthew J. Holman, Brian G. Marsden, Phillip D. Nicholson, and Joseph A. Burns
Orbital Period (days)687
Equatorial Radius (km)11
Albedo0.06
Escape Velocity (km/h)36
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)15200
Equatorial Circumference (km)69.1
Surface Area (km^2)1,520.53
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.005
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)5277.30
Average Orbit Distance (km)15024000.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)47.2
Orbital Eccentricity0.5402
Source(s)https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/saturn-moons/paaliaq/in-depth/
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/saturniansatfact.html


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