Calypso

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In Greek mythology Calypso was a sea nymph who delayed Odysseus on her island for seven years.


A moon of Saturn discovered by Pascu, Seidelmann, Baum and Currie in 1980 from ground-based observations. Calypso is co-orbital with the moon Tethys, and resides in Tethys' trailing Lagrangian point (L5). The moon Telesto resides in Tethys' leading Lagrangian point.

  • Orbital radius: 294,660 km
  • Diameter: 26 km (34 x 22 x 22)
  • Mass: Unknown
  • Orbital period: 1.8878 days
  • Orbital inclination: 0°