# Polydeuces, Moon of Saturn

**Polydeuces** is a Moon that orbits round Saturn rather than the Sun which our Earth orbits round. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 2,369,799.06 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 384,442 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 4,496,005,299,292 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 0.5 g/cm3. Its volume is 0.5 g/cm3. It was discovered on 21 October 2004 by Cassini Imaging Science Team. Its takes 2.737 hours to do a full rotation period.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 377,200 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 4,496,005,299,292 kg. The equatorial circumference of Polydeuces is 8.2 km. The mean radius of Polydeuces is 1.3 km. The surface area of Polydeuces is 21.24 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.00018 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 36,076.6 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Polydeuces orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 0.177 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0192, it is the degree at which Polydeuces orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

## Polydeuces Facts

Type | Moon |

Orbital Circumference | 2,369,799.06 km |

Furthest from parent (Apoasis) | 384,442 km |

Mass | 4,496,005,299,292 kg |

Density | 0.5 g/cm3 |

Volume | 9 km3 |

Date of Discovery | 21 October 2004 |

Discoverer | Cassini Imaging Science Team |

Rotation Period | 2.737 hours |

Semi-Major Axis | 377,200 km |

Mass | 4,496,005,299,292 kg |

Equatorial Circumference | 8.2 km |

Mean Radius | 1.3 km |

Surface Area | 21.24 km2 |

Surface Gravity | 0.00018 m/s2 |

Average Orbit Velocity | 36,076.6 km/h |

Orbital Inclination | 0.177 |

Orbital Eccentricity | 0.0192 |

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