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Ymir
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Photo of the satellite Ymir of the planet Saturn
Ymir   Saturn XIX (S/2000 S1)

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Mean distance from the planet Saturn 23.096.000 km
Orbital period around the planet Saturn (sideric) (reciprocal) - 1312,4 d
Orbital inclination 173,1 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Saturn 0,470
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Discovered by Brett James Gladman 2000
Mass 4,9 × 1015 kg
Equatorial radius 8 km
Mean density 2,3 g/cm³
Albedo 0,06
Apparent magnitude + 21,7 mvis
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In Norse mythology, Ymir is the primordial giant and the progenitor of the race of frost giants. He was created from the melting ice of Niflheim, when it came in contact with the hot air from Muspell.

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