Ymir (moon) facts for kids
|Discovered by||Brett J. Gladman|
|Discovery place||Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur|
|Other names||S/2000 S1|
|Longest distance from the center of its orbital path
|How long it takes to complete an orbit||3.6 yr (1315.14 d)|
|Angle above the reference plane
|What it orbits||Saturn|
|Size and other qualities|
|Escape velocity||8.7 m/s (31 km/h)|
|How much light it reflects||0.06|
Ymir (/[unsupported input]/ IM-eer), or Saturn XIX is a moon of Saturn. It was found by Brett J. Gladman, et al. in 2000, and given the designation S/2000 S 1. It was named in August 2003, from Norse mythology, where Ymir is the ancestor of all the Jotuns or frost giants.
Ymir is about 16 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 23,175,000 km in 1317.137 days, at an inclination of 172° to the ecliptic (146° to Saturn's equator), with an eccentricity of 0.358.
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