Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

Astronomy Answers
From the Astronomical Dictionary

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A moon of 498 km diameter at about 238,040 km from the planet Saturn. The gravity at its surface is about 0.0118 times as strong as on Earth. The moon goes once around its planet in about 32.9 hours. The moon was discovered in 1789. Also called SII (Saturn two).