Pan (muin)

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Pan
PIA21436.jpg
View o Pan bi Cassini in 2017.[lower-alpha 1]
Discovery
Discovered biM. R. Showalter
Discovery date16 Julie 1990
Designations
AdjectivesPan
Orbital chairactereestics[1]
133584.0±0.1 km
Eccentricity0.0000144±0.0000054
0.575050718 d (13.801217 h)
Inclination0.0001°±0.0004°
Satellite oSaturn
Pheesical chairacteristics
Dimensions34.4 × 31.4 × 20.8 km
Mean radius
14.1±1.3 km[2]
Mass(4.95±0.75)×1015 kg[2]
Mean density
0.42±0.15 g/cm³[2]
0.0001–0.0018 m/s2
≈ 0.006 km/s
synchronous
zero
Albedo0.5
Temperatur≈ 78 K

Pan (Greek: Πάν) is the innermaist[3] named muin o Saturn.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. This photo o Pan wis acquired bi the Cassini spacecraft's narrae-angle Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) camera on 7 Mairch 2017. This view o the muin's northren hemisphere shaws its wawnit-lik appearance, wi a heichly inclined equatorial rig awmaist eclipsin the muin's soothren hemisphere frae view.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Jacobson, R. A.; et al. (2008). "Revised orbits of Saturn's small inner satellites". Astronomical Journal. 135 (1): 261–263. Bibcode:2008AJ....135..261J. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.653.3917Freely accessible. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/135/1/261. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Thomas, P. C. (July 2010). "Sizes, shapes, and derived properties of the saturnian satellites after the Cassini nominal mission" (PDF). Icarus. 208 (1): 395–401. Bibcode:2010Icar..208..395T. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2010.01.025. 
  3. "Saturn - Moons". NASA. Retrieved 5 October 2017.