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PHOEBE

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Transcript of PHOEBE

PHOEBE
Phoebe is an irregular satellite of Saturn
RADIANT GODDESS
PHOEBE'S FAMILY
PHOEBE
It is made of 50% rock 50% ice
it has no air and no water
Phoebe's diameter is 220 km
DID YOU KNOW?
EARTH'S MOON IS 15X BIGGER THAN PHOEBE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Phoebe was a Titan & the goddess of brightness/ the moon
NAME: PHOEBE
ALTERNATE NAME:PHOIBE
GENDER: FEMALE
FATHER: URANUS
MOTHER: GAEA (Mother Earth)
HUSBAND: COEUS (also her brother)
CHILDREN: LETO & ASTERIA
GRANDCHILDREN: APOLLO & ARTEMIS
FACT FILE
Her name means 'Bright Moon'
She did not participate in the Titanomachy & so was not imprisoned in Tartarus
FAMILY TREE
Purple: Male
Pink: Female
Was discovered in 1898 by William Henry Pickering
WOW!!!
It takes 18 months for Phoebe to orbit Saturn.
Phoebe is 9th largest of Saturn's 62 moons!
It orbits Saturn backwards!
SOME OF SATURN'S MOONS
Outermost of Saturn's known satellites
Phoebe is chemically similar to Pluto and Triton!
Triton
Pluto
Phoebe got it's name from a greek goddess:
MORE FACTS
Phoebe is much darker than most of Saturn's
moons. It orbits Saturn nearly top to bottom
instead of around its equator.Scientists think phoebe
is a captured asteroid or comet.
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