Thrymr (moon)

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Thrymr by Cassini probe in 2009

Thrymr (/ˈθrɪmər/ THRIM-ər) or Saturn XXX, is a natural satellite of Saturn. It was discovered by Gladman, et al. in 2000, and given the temporary designation S/2000 S 7. Its name comes from Norse mythology, where Thrymr is a Jotun or frost giant.

Thrymr is about 7 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 20,810 Mm in 1120.809 days. It may have formed from debris knocked off of Phoebe. The Thrymian orbit is retrograde, at an inclination of 175° to the ecliptic (151° to Saturn's equator) and with an eccentricity of 0.453.

Its name was announced as Thrym in IAU Circular 8177. However, the IAU Working Group on Planetary System Nomenclature later decided to add the nominative case ending -r to the root Thrym.

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