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Anthe is a very small natural satellite of Saturn lying between the orbits of Mimas and Enceladus. It is named after one of the Alkyonides; the name means flowery. The close proximity to the orbits of Pallene and Methone suggests that these moons may form a dynamical family. Material blasted off Anthe by micrometeoroid impacts is thought to be the source of the Anthe Ring Arc, a faint partial ring about Saturn co-orbital with the moon first detected in June 2007. Anthe (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Short Description Anthe is a very small natural satellite of Saturn lying between the orbits of Mimas and Enceladus. It is named after one of the Alkyonides; the name means flowery. The close proximity to the orbits of Pallene and Methone suggests that these moons may form a dynamical family. Material blasted off Anthe by micrometeoroid impacts is thought to be the source of the Anthe Ring Arc, a faint partial ring about Saturn co-orbital with the moon first detected in June 2007. Anthe (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Discovered by Cassini Imaging Team
Discovery date May 30, 2007
Type Moon
AddInfo Saturn XLIX
Satellite of Saturn
Orbit Prograde
Rotation Synchronous
Apoapsis 06 197 900 km
Periapsis 06 197 500 km
Semi-major axis 06 197 700 km
Distance from Sun 01 9.554 909 au /12
Eccentricity 0.001
Orbital period 1.03650 day
Orbital speed 02 13.86 km/s
Inclination to the equator 000.1°
Diameter/Size 01 1.8 km
Mass 1012×1.499 kg
Density  0.5 g/cm3
Surface gravity  0.000 12 m/s2
Escape velocity  0.555 m/s
Apparent magnitude 26.0
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