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Rhea
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Photo of the satellite Rhea of the planet Saturn
Rhea   Saturn V

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Mean distance from the planet Saturn 527.040 km
Orbital period around the planet Saturn (sideric) 4,518 d
Mean orbital velocity 8,49 km/s
Orbital inclination 0,35 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Saturn 0,0010
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Discovered by Giovanni Domenico Cassini 1672
Mass 2,31 × 1021 kg
Equatorial radius 764 km
Mean density 1,240 g/cm³
Escape velocity 0,659 km/s
Rotational period (synchronous) 4,518 d
Minimum surface temperature 50 K
Maximum surface temperature 100 K
Albedo 0,7
Apparent magnitude + 9,7 mvis
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In greek mythology, Rhea is the mother of the gods, daughter of Uranus and Gaia. She is married to her brother Cronus and is the mother of Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon and Zeus.

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