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Pandora, Moon of Saturn

Pandora is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 890,449.09 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 142,315 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 138,476,963,218,181,000 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 0.49 g/cm3. Its volume is 282,405 km3.

It was discovered in the year 1980 by S. A. Collins, D. Carlson, Voyager 1.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 0.629 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 141,720 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Pandora is 255.7 km. The mean radius, that is the average radius of Pandora is 40.7 km. The surface area of Pandora is 20,816.07 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.006 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 58,985.8 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Pandora orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 0.05 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0042, it is the degree at which Pandora orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Pandora Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference890,449.09 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)142,315 km
Mass138,476,963,218,181,000 kg
Density0.49 g/cm3
Volume282,405 km3
Year of Discovery1980
DiscovererS. A. Collins, D. Carlson, Voyager 1
Orbital Period0.629
Semi-Major Axis141,720 km
Equatorial Circumference255.7 km
Mean Radius40.7 km
Surface Area20,816.07 km2
Surface Gravity0.006 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity58,985.8 km/h
Orbital Inclination0.05
Orbital Eccentricity0.0042


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