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Surtur, Moon of Saturn

Surtur is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. It is also know by other designations, SXLVIII, S/2006 S7. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3. Its volume is 113.

Surtur 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 1298 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 22710, 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 surface area of Surtur is 113.10. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 4388.10 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 22920400.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Surtur orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 177.5 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
DesignationsSXLVIII, S/2006 S7
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)1298
Equatorial Radius (km)3
Albedo0.04
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)22710
Equatorial Circumference (km)18.8
Surface Area (km^2)113.10
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)4388.10
Average Orbit Distance (km)22920400.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)177.5
Orbital Eccentricity0.4466
Source(s)https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/saturn-moons/surtur/in-depth/
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/saturniansatfact.html


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