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Skoll, Moon of Saturn

Skoll is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. It is also know by other designations, XLVII, S/2006 S8. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3. Its volume is 113.

Skoll was discovered on 6 March 2006 by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 878 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 3km. The Equatorial Radius is based on the assumption of the Albedo value. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The albedo of the object is 0.04. The Albedo is the amount of radiation that is reflected back into space by the object.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 17670, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Skoll is 18.8 km. The surface area of Skoll is 113.10. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 4959.90 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 17663300.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Skoll orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 161.2 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.4704, it is the degree at which Skoll orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Skoll Facts

DesignationsXLVII, S/2006 S8
Density (g/cm^3)2.3
Volume (km^3)113
Orbital DirectionRetrograde, opposite to the parents direction
Date of Discovery6 March 2006
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna
Orbital Period (days)878
Equatorial Radius (km)3
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)17670
Equatorial Circumference (km)18.8
Surface Area (km^2)113.10
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)4959.90
Average Orbit Distance (km)17663300.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)161.2
Orbital Eccentricity0.4704

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