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Saturn IV

Proper NameDione
DesignationSaturn IV
Primary PlanetSaturn
Orbital Period2 days, 17 hours, 41 minutes
Distance from SaturnSemi-Major Axis: 377,396 km
Periapsis: 376,566 km
Apoapsis: 378,226 km
Rotation Period2 days, 17 hours, 41 minutes (synchronous orbit)
Mean Diameter1,123.5 km
698.1 miles
NotesComposed largely of water ice, Dione has a generslly glistening light surface. The hemisphere that trails as it orbits Saturn has a darker colouration, perhaps due to interactions with Saturn's intense magnetic field.


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