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Paaliaq
Paaliaq is a prograde irregular satellite of Saturn. It was named in August 2003 after a fictional shaman in the book The Curse of the Shaman, written by Michael Kusugak, who supplied Kavelaars with the names of giants from Inuit mythology.. It is a member of the Inuit group of irregular satellites and has a proximity with 9 other moons reaching up to ten miles from each. It is light red in color, and in the infrared the Paaliapian spectrum is very similar to the Inuit-group satellites Kiviuq and Siarnaq, supporting the thesis of a possible common origin of the Inuit group in the break-up of a larger body. Paaliaq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Short Description Paaliaq is a prograde irregular satellite of Saturn. It was named in August 2003 after a fictional shaman in the book The Curse of the Shaman, written by Michael Kusugak, who supplied Kavelaars with the names of giants from Inuit mythology.. It is a member of the Inuit group of irregular satellites and has a proximity with 9 other moons reaching up to ten miles from each. It is light red in color, and in the infrared the Paaliapian spectrum is very similar to the Inuit-group satellites Kiviuq and Siarnaq, supporting the thesis of a possible common origin of the Inuit group in the break-up of a larger body. Paaliaq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Discovered by Brett J. Gladman et al.
Type Moon
AddInfo Saturn XX
Satellite of Saturn
Orbit Prograde
Rotation Direct
Apoapsis 08 20 733 000 km
Periapsis 07 9 667 000 km
Semi-major axis 08 15 198 000 km
Distance from Sun 01 9.554 909 au /28
Eccentricity 0.363
Orbital period 686.9 days | 1.88 year
Orbital speed 01 1.61 km/s
Inclination to the equator 045.083°
Diameter/Size 02 22 km
Mass 1015×8.2 kg
Density 01 2.3 g/cm3
Surface gravity  0.0045 m/s2
Escape velocity 02 10 m/s
Rotation period 18 hours 49 min
Albedo geometric 0.04
Apparent magnitude 21.3
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