Albiorix is a small moon of Saturn’s that was discovered in 2000. It’s also known as S/2000 S 11.
- Dimensions: 32 km in diameter
- Mass: unknown
- Density: unknown
- Surface gravity: unknown
- Albedo: 0.04
- Temperature: unknown
- Mean orbital radius: 16,182,000 km
- Orbital period: 783 d
- Inclination: 34.207° (to the ecliptic)
- Eccentricity: 0.477
Albiorix was a Gallic giant that’s said to have been king of the world. It originated in Gaul (now France) and is associated with the Roman god Mars.
5 Interesting Facts
1. The colour has been determined to be light red.
2. It has a 13.19 hour rotation period.
3. It’s the largest member of a group of satellites called the Gallic satellites. These satellites may have originally been a larger moon.
4. Colour variations suggest a large crater on the surface. There’s a hypothesis that Erriapus and Tarvos may be fragments of Albiorix from this collision.
5. It was discovered by the team led by M. J. Holman, which has discovered a total of 11 satellites.
There isn’t much known about Albiorix, as it is orbiting quite far from Saturn. There is no image available.