Methone

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Methone
Methone is a very small natural satellite of Saturn orbiting between the orbits of Mimas and Enceladus. Its density can be estimated: 0.31+0.05
−0.03 g/cm3, among the lowest density values obtained or inferred for a Solar System body. This indicates that Methone is composed of icy fluff, material that might be mobile enough to explain the lack of craters. Methone (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Short Description Methone is a very small natural satellite of Saturn orbiting between the orbits of Mimas and Enceladus. Its density can be estimated: 0.31+0.05 −0.03 g/cm3, among the lowest density values obtained or inferred for a Solar System body. This indicates that Methone is composed of icy fluff, material that might be mobile enough to explain the lack of craters. Methone (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Discovered by Cassini Imaging Team
Discovery date June 1, 2004
Type Moon
AddInfo Saturn XXXII
Satellite of Saturn
Orbit Prograde
Rotation Synchronous
Shape Equilibrium spheroid
Apoapsis 06 194 460 km
Periapsis 06 194 420 km
Semi-major axis 06 194 440 km
Distance from Sun 01 9.554 909 au /11
Eccentricity 0.000 1
Orbital period 1.009 573 975 day
Orbital speed 02 13.97 km/s
Inclination to the equator 000.007°
Diameter/Size 01 2.90 ± 0.06 km
Dimensions 1.94 × 1.29 × 1.21 km
Mass 1012×8.992 kg
Density  0.31 g/cm3
Surface gravity  0,000 23 m/s2
Escape velocity  0,833 m/s
Rotation period 1.009 573 975 day
Axial tilt
Albedo geometric 0.65
Apparent magnitude 25.0
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