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Aegaeon
Aegaeon, is a natural satellite of Saturn. It is thought to be similarly smooth as Methone. It orbits between Janus and Mimas within Saturn's G Ring. Aegaeon orbits in a 7:6 corotation eccentricity resonance with Mimas, which causes an approximately 4-year oscillation of about 4 km in its semi-major axis, and a corresponding oscillation of a few degrees in its mean longitude. Aegaeon (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Short Description Aegaeon, is a natural satellite of Saturn. It is thought to be similarly smooth as Methone. It orbits between Janus and Mimas within Saturn's G Ring. Aegaeon orbits in a 7:6 corotation eccentricity resonance with Mimas, which causes an approximately 4-year oscillation of about 4 km in its semi-major axis, and a corresponding oscillation of a few degrees in its mean longitude. Aegaeon (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Discovered by Carolyn C. Porco
Discovery date March 3, 2009
Type Moon
AddInfo Saturn LIII
Satellite of Saturn
Orbit Prograde
Rotation Direct
Apoapsis 06 167 534 km
Periapsis 06 167 477 km
Semi-major axis 06 167 493 km
Distance from Sun 01 9.554 909 au /09
Eccentricity 0.000 422 77
Orbital period 0.808 12 days
Orbital speed 02 15.05 km/s
Inclination to the equator 000.001°
Diameter/Size  0.66 km
Mass 1011×1 kg
Density  0.54 g/cm3
Albedo geometric 0.15
Apparent magnitude 27.0
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