Helene over Saturn (color)
Cassini image of Helene against the backdrop of Saturn's clouds (March 3, 2010)

Planet of Origin



Pierre Laques

Date of Discovery

March 1, 1980

Surface Color


Alternate Names

Saturn XII

Helene, also known as Saturn XII, is a natural satellite of the outer planet, Saturn. Helene was discovered on March 1, 1980 by the French astronomer Pierre Laques.

Surface FeaturesEdit

The surface of Helene is slightly smooth, but with a few craters located across the satellite. Views of the surface have been seen numerous times with orbiters such as the Cassini spacecraft.

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