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Erriapus or Saturn XXVIII, is non-spherical moon of Saturn. It was found by Brett Gladman, John J. Kavelaars, et al. in 2000, and given the designation S/2000 S 10. It was named in August 2003 after Erriapo, a giant in Gaulish mythology. Later, the spelling was corrected to Erriapus.

Erriapus is about 10 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 17,300,000 km in 871 days.

Erriapus is a member of the Gallic group of non-spherical, sharing a similar orbit and displaying a similar light-red colour, Erriapus is thought to have been formed in a break-up of a bigger body.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Erriapo (satélite) para niños

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