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Calypso (moon)

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Calypso
image:Calypso moon.jpg
Discovery
Discovered by Pascu, Seidelmann,
Baum and Currie
Discovered in March 13, 1980
Orbital characteristics
Semimajor axis 294,619 km
Eccentricity 0.000
Orbital period 1.887802 d [1] (http://exp.arc.nasa.gov/downloads/celestia/data/solarsys.ssc)
Inclination 1.56 (to Saturn's equator)
Is a satellite of Saturn
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter 19 km
Mass  ? kg
Mean density  ? g/cm3
Surface gravity  ? m/s2
Rotation period synchronous
Axial tilt zero
Albedo  ?
Surface temperature
min mean max
 ? K  ? K  ? K
Atmosphere none

Calypso (ka-lip'-soe, Greek Καλυψώ) is a moon of Saturn. It was discovered by Pascu, Seidelmann, Baum and Currie in 1980 from ground-based observations, and was designated 1980 S 25. In 1983 it was officially named after Calypso of Greek mythology. It is also designated as Saturn XIV.

Calypso is co-orbital with the moon Tethys, and resides in Tethys' trailing Lagrangian point (L5). The moon Telesto resides in Tethys' leading Lagrangian point.

Not to be confused with asteroid 53 Kalypso.

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Saturn's natural satellites
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