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Enceladus
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Photo of the satellite Enceladus of the planet Saturn
Enceladus   Saturn II

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Mean distance from the planet Saturn 238.020 km
Orbital period around the planet Saturn (sideric) 1,370 d
Mean orbital velocity 12,64 km/s
Orbital inclination 0,00 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Saturn 0,0045
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Discovered by Sir Friedrich William Herschel 1789
Mass 6,50 × 1019 kg
Equatorial radius 256 × 247 × 245 km
Mean density 1,00 g/cm³
Escape velocity 0,212 km/s
Rotational period (synchronous) 1,370 d
Mean surface temperature 72 K
Albedo 0,99
Apparent magnitude + 11,7 mvis
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Enceladus is one of the hundred-armed Gigantes. He fought against the Olympians, and Zeus hit him with a bolt of lightning and locked him beneath Mount Aetna, which shook each time he rolled over to his other side.

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