|Discovered by||S. S. Sheppard
D. C. Jewitt
|Orbital elements |
|Semi-major axis||17.56 Gm|
|Orbital period||869 days
|Mean diameter||6 km **|
*to the ecliptic**based on the albedo
Skoll (// SKOL; Norse [skœlː]) or Saturn XLVII (provisional designation S/2006 S 8) is a retrograde irregular satellite of Saturn. Its discovery was announced by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan Kleyna on June 26, 2006, from observations taken between January 5 and April 30, 2006.
Skoll is about 6 kilometres in diameter (assuming an albedo of 0.04) and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 17.6 Gm (million km) in 869 days, following a highly eccentric and moderately inclined orbit.
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