Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

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From the Astronomical Dictionary


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Hyperion

A moon of 286 km diameter at about 1,500,880 km from the planet Saturn. The gravity at its surface is about 0.0018 times as strong as on Earth. The moon goes once around its planet in about 21.7 days. The moon was discovered in 1848. Also called SVII (Saturn seven).