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Tethys
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Photo of the satellite Tethys of the planet Saturn
Tethys   Saturn III

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Mean distance from the planet Saturn 294.660 km
Orbital period around the planet Saturn (sideric) 1,888 d
Mean orbital velocity 11,36 km/s
Orbital inclination 1,86 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Saturn 0,0
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Discovered by Giovanni Domenico Cassini 1684
Mass 6,27 × 1020 kg
Equatorial radius 530 km
Mean density 1,21 g/cm³
Escape velocity 0,436 km/s
Rotational period (synchronous) 1,888 d
Mean surface temperature 86 K
Albedo 0,9
Apparent magnitude + 10,2 mvis
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Tethys is the personification of the fertile ocean. She married her brother Oceanus and had over 3000 children by him, they were the springs, lakes, rivers of the world. Tethys was the god-mother of Rhea and raised her during the civil war between the Titans and the Olympians.

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