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Polydeuces, Moon of Saturn

Polydeuces is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. 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 9 km3.

Polydeuces was discovered on 21 October 2004 by Cassini Imaging Science Team. Its orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 2.737 days. The figure is also known as the sidereel period. The figure comes from N.A.S.A.. 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


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference2,369,799.06 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)384,442 km
Mass4,496,005,299,292 kg
Density0.5 g/cm3
Volume9 km3
Date of Discovery21 October 2004
DiscovererCassini Imaging Science Team
Orbital Period2.737
Rotation Period2.737 hours
Semi-Major Axis377,200 km
Mass4,496,005,299,292 kg
Equatorial Circumference8.2 km
Mean Radius1.3 km
Surface Area21.24 km2
Surface Gravity0.00018 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity36,076.6 km/h
Orbital Inclination0.177
Orbital Eccentricity0.0192


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