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Photo of the satellite Helene of the planet Saturn
Helene   Saturn XII (S/1980 S6)

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Mean distance from the planet Saturn 377.400 km
Orbital period around the planet Saturn (sideric) 2,737 d
Mean orbital velocity 10,03 km/s
Orbital inclination 0,0 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Saturn 0,005
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Discovered by Pierre Laques, Jean Lecacheux 1980
Mass 2,5 × 1016 kg
Equatorial radius 18 × 16 × 15 km
Mean density 1,5 g/cm³
Albedo 0,7
Apparent magnitude + 18,4 mvis
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Helene is the daughter of Tityrus, and one of the Amazons. It was expected of her to fight Achilles in a one-on-one battle. Achilles killed her, although she did manage to wound him first.

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