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Galatea
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Photo of the satellite Galatea of the planet Neptune
Galatea   Neptune VI (S/1989 N4)

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Mean distance from the planet Neptune 61.953 km
Orbital period around the planet Neptune (sideric) 0,429 d
Mean orbital velocity 10,52 km/s
Orbital inclination 0,054 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Neptune 0,0001
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Discovered by Stephen P. Synnott, Voyager 2 Team 1989
Mass 2,7 × 1018 kg
Equatorial radius 88 km
Mean density 1,3 g/cm³
Albedo 0,08
Apparent magnitude + 21,9 mvis
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Galatea is one of the Nereids, and the beloved of Acis, a Sicilian shepherd.

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File icon NASA (Voyager 2) - Galatea
© Calvin J. Hamilton ("Views of the Solar System")
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Online version of the "Planetary Data System Educational CD-ROM"
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