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Kari (moon)

Kari ( ; Icelandic: ), or Saturn XLV (provisional designation S/2006 S 2), is a natural satellite of Saturn. Its discovery was announced by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on 26 June 2006 from observations taken between January and April 2006.

Kari is about 7 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 22,305,100 km in 1243.71 days, at an inclination of 148.4° to the ecliptic (151.5° to Saturn's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.3405. The rotation period has been determined to 7 hours and 42 minutes.

It was named in April 2007 after Kári, son of Fornjót, the personification of wind in Norse mythology.

References

  • Institute for Astronomy Saturn Satellite Data
  • Satellites of SaturnIAUC 8727: June 30, 2006 (discovery)
  • Eight New Satellites of SaturnMPEC 2006-M45: June 26, 2006 (discovery and ephemeris)
  • Satellites of Jupiter and SaturnIAUC 8826: April 5, 2007 (naming the moon)
  • Denk, T., Mottola, S. (2013): Irregular Saturnian Moon Lightcurves from Cassini-ISS Observations: Update. Abstract 406.08, DPS conference 2013, Denver (Colorado), October 10, 2013 (synodic rotation period)
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