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Epimetheus
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Photo of the satellite Epimetheus of the planet Saturn
Epimetheus   Saturn XI (S/1980 S3)

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Mean distance from the planet Saturn 151.422 km
Orbital period around the planet Saturn (sideric) 0,694 d
Mean orbital velocity 15,87 km/s
Orbital inclination 0,34 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Saturn 0,009
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Discovered by Richard L. Walker, Stephen M. Larson, John W. Fountain 1966
Mass 5,4 × 1017 kg
Equatorial radius 69 × 55 × 55 km
Mean density 0,60 g/cm³
Escape velocity 0,0322 km/s
Rotational period (synchronous) 0,694 d
Albedo 0,8
Apparent magnitude + 15,7 mvis
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Epimetheus is the son of Iapetus and Clymene. He foolishly ignored his brother Prometheus' warnings to beware of any gifts from Zeus. He accepted Pandora as his wife, thereby bringing ills and sorrows to the world.

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