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Skathi, Moon of Saturn

Skathi is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 95,953,368.15 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 20,203,343 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 314,720,370,950,411 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3 g/cm3. Its volume is 268 km3.

Skathi was discovered on 23 September 2000 by Brett J. Gladman, John J. Kavelaars, Jean-Marc Petit, Hans Scholl, Matthew J. Holman, Brian G. Marsd. Its orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 728.1 days. The figure is also known as the sidereel period. The figure comes from N.A.S.A..

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 15,614,300 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 314,720,370,950,411 kg. The equatorial circumference of Skathi is 25.1 km. The mean radius of Skathi is 4.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.06) km. The surface area of Skathi is 201.06 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.001 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 5,491.1 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Skathi orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 150.798 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2939, it is the degree at which Skathi orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Skathi Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference95,953,368.15 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)20,203,343 km
Mass314,720,370,950,411 kg
Density2.3 g/cm3
Volume268 km3
Date of Discovery23 September 2000
DiscovererBrett J. Gladman, John J. Kavelaars, Jean-Marc Petit, Hans Scholl, Matthew J. Holman, Brian G. Marsd
Orbital Period728.1
Semi-Major Axis15,614,300 km
Mass314,720,370,950,411 kg
Equatorial Circumference25.1 km
Mean Radius4.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.06) km
Surface Area201.06 km2
Surface Gravity0.001 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity5,491.1 km/h
Orbital Inclination150.798
Orbital Eccentricity0.2939


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