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Phoebe
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Photo of the satellite Phoebe of the planet Saturn
Phoebe   Saturn IX

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Mean distance from the planet Saturn 12.952.000 km
Orbital period around the planet Saturn (sideric) (reciprocal) - 550,48 d
Mean orbital velocity (reciprocal) - 1,71 km/s
Orbital inclination 175,3 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Saturn 0,1633
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Discovered by William Henry Pickering 1898
Mass 7,2 × 1018 kg
Equatorial radius 110 km
Mean density 1,3 g/cm³
Escape velocity 0,0697 km/s
Rotational period 0,4 d
Albedo 0,08
Apparent magnitude + 16,4 mvis
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Phoebe is the daughter of Uranus and Gaia. She married her brother Coeus and with him she became the mother of Leto and Asteria. It is said that she owned the oracle of Delphi before Apollo took it over.

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