# 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. Its 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 mass of the object is calculated at being 138,476,963,218,181,000 kg. The equatorial circumference of Pandora is 255.7 km. The mean 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

Type | Moon |

Orbital Circumference | 890,449.09 km |

Furthest from parent (Apoasis) | 142,315 km |

Mass | 138,476,963,218,181,000 kg |

Density | 0.49 g/cm3 |

Volume | 282,405 km3 |

Year of Discovery | 1980 |

Discoverer | S. A. Collins, D. Carlson, Voyager 1 |

Orbital Period | 0.629 |

Semi-Major Axis | 141,720 km |

Mass | 138,476,963,218,181,000 kg |

Equatorial Circumference | 255.7 km |

Mean Radius | 40.7 km |

Surface Area | 20,816.07 km2 |

Surface Gravity | 0.006 m/s2 |

Average Orbit Velocity | 58,985.8 km/h |

Orbital Inclination | 0.05 |

Orbital Eccentricity | 0.0042 |

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