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S/2007 S2, Moon of Saturn

S/2007 S2 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 104,240,170.07 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 19,696,703 km. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3 g/cm3. Its volume is 2.3 g/cm3. It was discovered in the year 2007 by Scott S. Sheppard, David L. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 16,723,300 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of S/2007 S2 is 18.8 km. The mean radius of S/2007 S2 is 3 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of S/2007 S2 is 113.10 km2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 5,374.1 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which S/2007 S2 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 175.643 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1778, it is the degree at which S/2007 S2 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

S/2007 S2 Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference104,240,170.07 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)19,696,703 km
Density2.3 g/cm3
Volume113 km3
Year of Discovery2007
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard, David L. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna
Semi-Major Axis16,723,300 km
Equatorial Circumference18.8 km
Mean Radius3 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area113.10 km2
Average Orbit Velocity5,374.1 km/h
Orbital Inclination175.643
Orbital Eccentricity0.1778




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