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Hyperion

Hyperion was discovered by W. Bond in 1848. Hyperion is the 3rd farthest moon from Saturn, with a standoff distance of 1,481,000 km. Hyperion is 175 x 100 km (117 x 67 miles) in size. Its dimensions make Hyperion about the size of a large county or small state.

One of the main characteristics of Hyperion is its unusual shape. It is shaped like a soda/pop can. Another unusual feature of Hyperion is that it tumbles out of control as it orbits Saturn. As a small moon, details about the composition and structure of this moon are unknown.

Last modified January 19, 2001 by Jennifer Bergman.

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