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Hyperion
Hyperion
Diameter 270 km
168 mi.
Distance from primary 1,481,000 km
920,250 mi.
Nickname(s) Saturn's Sponge Moon

Hyperion is a moon of Saturn discovered by William Cranch Bond, George Phillips Bond and William Lassell in 1848. It is distinguished by its irregular shape, its chaotic rotation, and its unexplained sponge-like appearance. It was the first non-round moon to be discovered.[1]

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