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Surtur, Moon of Saturn

Surtur 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 136,538,557.68 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 33,156,651 km. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3 g/cm3. Its volume is 2.3 g/cm3. It was discovered on 6 March 2006 by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 22,920,400 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Surtur is 18.8 km. The mean radius of Surtur is 3.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of Surtur is 113.10 km2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 4,388.1 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Surtur orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 169.141 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.4466, it is the degree at which Surtur orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Surtur Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference136,538,557.68 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)33,156,651 km
Density2.3 g/cm3
Volume113 km3
Date of Discovery6 March 2006
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna
Semi-Major Axis22,920,400 km
Equatorial Circumference18.8 km
Mean Radius3.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area113.10 km2
Average Orbit Velocity4,388.1 km/h
Orbital Inclination169.141
Orbital Eccentricity0.4466




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