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S/2004 S13, Moon of Saturn

S/2004 S13 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 113,678,850.21 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 23,202,325 km. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3 g/cm3. Its volume is 2.3 g/cm3. It was discovered on 12 December 2004 by Scott S. Sheppard, David L. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 18,408,700 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of S/2004 S13 is 18.8 km. The mean radius of S/2004 S13 is 3.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of S/2004 S13 is 113.10 km2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 5,073.8 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which S/2004 S13 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 169.079 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2604, it is the degree at which S/2004 S13 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

S/2004 S13 Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference113,678,850.21 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)23,202,325 km
Density2.3 g/cm3
Volume113 km3
Date of Discovery12 December 2004
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard, David L. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna
Semi-Major Axis18,408,700 km
Equatorial Circumference18.8 km
Mean Radius3.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area113.10 km2
Average Orbit Velocity5,073.8 km/h
Orbital Inclination169.079
Orbital Eccentricity0.2604

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