Narvi (moon)

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Narvi's discovery image

Narvi (/ˈnɑːrvi/ NAR-vee), or Saturn XXXI (31), is a natural satellite of Saturn. It was discovered by a team of astronomers led by Scott S. Sheppard in 2003, and given the temporary designation S/2003 S 1.

Description

Narvi is about 7 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 19,371,000 km in 1006.541 days, at an inclination of 137° to the ecliptic (109° to Saturn's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.320.

Naming

It was named in January 2005 after Narfi, a giant in Norse mythology. The name was approved by the IAU Working Group on Planetary System Nomenclature on 21 January 2005.

External links

  • IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature
  • IAUC 8116: Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn April 11, 2003 (discovery)
  • MPEC 2003-G39: S/2003 S 1 April 8, 2003 (discovery and ephemeris)
  • IAUC 8471: Satellites of Saturn January 21, 2005 (naming the moon)


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