# Polydeuces, Moon of Saturn

Polydeuces is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. It is also know by other designations, SXXXIV, S/2004 S5. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 4,496,005,299,292 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 0.5. Its volume is 9.

Polydeuces was discovered on 21 October 2004 by Cassini Imaging Science Team.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 2.74 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 1km. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 2 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 377.4, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Polydeuces is 8.2 km. The surface area of Polydeuces is 21.24. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.00018. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 36076.60 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 377200.00.

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 Designations SXXXIV, S/2004 S5 Mass (kg) 4,496,005,299,292 Density (g/cm^3) 0.5 Volume (km^3) 9 Orbital Direction Prograde, same as the parents direction Date of Discovery 21 October 2004 Discoverer Cassini Imaging Science Team Orbital Period (days) 2.74 Equatorial Radius (km) 1 Escape Velocity (km/h) 2 Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km) 377.4 Equatorial Circumference (km) 8.2 Surface Area (km^2) 21.24 Surface Gravity (m/s^2) 0.00018 Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h) 36076.60 Average Orbit Distance (km) 377200.00 Orbital Eccentricity 0.0192 Source(s) https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/saturn-moons/polydeuces/in-depth/https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/saturniansatfact.html