Anthe (moon) facts for kids
|Discovered by||Cassini Imaging Science Team|
|Discovered on||30 May 2007|
|Semi-major axis||197,700 km|
|Orbital period||1.03650 d|
(to Saturn's equator)
|Is a moon of||Saturn|
|Mean diameter||≈ 2 km|
|Rotation period||assumed synchronous|
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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