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Anthe
Discovery
Discovered by Cassini Imaging Science Team
Discovered on 30 May 2007
Orbital characteristics
Semi-major axis 197,700 km
Eccentricity 0.001
Orbital period 1.03650 d
Inclination
(to Saturn's equator)
0.1°
Is a moon of Saturn
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter ≈ 2 km
Mean density unknown
Surface gravity unknown
Rotation period assumed synchronous
Axial tilt unknown
Albedo unknown
Atmosphere none

Anthe is a very small moon of Saturn between the orbits of Mimas and Enceladus. It is also known as Saturn XLIX and its designation was S/2007 S 4. It is named after one of the Alkyonides; the name means flowery.

It was found by the Cassini Imaging Team in images taken on May 30, 2007. Once the find was made, a search of older Cassini images showed this small moon in observations from as far back as June 2004. It was first announced on July 18, 2007.

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