Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

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A moon of 12 km diameter at about 11,124,000 km from the planet Saturn. The gravity at its surface is about 0.0002 times as strong as on Earth. The moon goes once around its planet in about 438.3 days. The moon was discovered in 2000. Also called SXXII (Saturn twenty-two). Its provisional designation was S/2000 S6.