Encyclopedia Entry #7 – Aegir

Half Trekkie, half Jedi – I love information about space. Since today is my long day at work, I thought I’d reblog this deliciousness from Jay Dee Archer. Enjoy!

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Aegir is a small moon of Saturn’s that was discovered in 2004 and observed until 2005.  It’s also known as Saturn XXXVI.

Data

  • Dimensions: 6 km in diameter
  • Mass: unknown
  • Density: unknown
  • Surface gravity: unknown
  • Albedo: unknown
  • Temperature: unknown
  • Mean orbital radius: 20,751,000 km
  • Orbital period: 1,117.52 d (retrograde)
  • Inclination: 140°
  • Eccentricity: 0.237

Name Origin

Aegir is a sea giant from Norse mythology.  He is known for hosting parties for the gods and serving ale brewed in a large cauldron.  He is the son of Fornjótr and the brother of Logi and Kári.

5 Interesting Facts

1. Aegir was discovered at the same time as 11 other moons of Saturn by the use of telescopes on Mauna Kea.

2. It’s in a retrograde orbit, meaning it orbits backwards when compared to most satellites.

3. It takes more than 3 years to orbit Saturn.

4. Scott S. Sheppard, one of the…

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2 thoughts on “Encyclopedia Entry #7 – Aegir

  1. You are certainly welcome! The Sociologist and civil rights aspects of me like Trek much better, but the small bit of OCD I enjoy is attracted to Wars.

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