Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

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From the Astronomical Dictionary


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Iapetus

A moon of 1469 km diameter at about 3,560,840 km from the planet Saturn. The gravity at its surface is about 0.0228 times as strong as on Earth. The moon goes once around its planet in about 79.4 days. The moon was discovered in 1671. Also called SVIII (Saturn eight).