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Daphnis
Daphnis is an inner satellite of Saturn. It is also known as Saturn XXXV; its provisional designation was S/2005 S 1. Daphnis is about 8 kilometres in diameter, and orbits the planet in the Keeler Gap within the A ring. The moon was named in 2006 after Daphnis, a shepherd, pipes player, and pastoral poet in Greek mythology; he was descendant of the Titans, after whom the largest moons of Saturn are named. Both Daphnis and Pan, the only other known shepherd moon to orbit within Saturn's main rings, are named for mythological figures associated with shepherds. Daphnis (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Short Description Daphnis is an inner satellite of Saturn. It is also known as Saturn XXXV; its provisional designation was S/2005 S 1. Daphnis is about 8 kilometres in diameter, and orbits the planet in the Keeler Gap within the A ring. The moon was named in 2006 after Daphnis, a shepherd, pipes player, and pastoral poet in Greek mythology; he was descendant of the Titans, after whom the largest moons of Saturn are named. Both Daphnis and Pan, the only other known shepherd moon to orbit within Saturn's main rings, are named for mythological figures associated with shepherds. Daphnis (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Discovered by Cassini Imaging Science Team
Discovery date May 6, 2005
Type Moon
AddInfo Saturn XXXV
Satellite of Saturn
Orbit Prograde
Rotation Synchronous
Apoapsis 06 136 510 km
Periapsis 06 136 501 km
Semi-major axis 06 136 505 km
Distance from Sun 01 9.554 909 au /03
Eccentricity 0.000 033 1
Orbital period 0.594 079 8 day | 14.257 915 hour
Orbital speed 02 16.67 km/s
Inclination to the equator 000.003 6°
Diameter/Size 01 7 km
Dimensions 8.6  ×  8.2  ×  6.4 km
Mass 1013×7.7 ± 1.5 kg
Density  0.34 g/cm3
Surface gravity  0.000 1 m/s2
Escape velocity  0 m/s
Albedo geometric 0.5
Temperature mean 02 78 K | -195 °C
Absolute magnitude 24.0
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