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Phoebe
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Planet of Origin

Saturn

Discoverer

W.H. Pickering

Date of Discovery

March 17, 1899

Surface Color

Grey

Alternate Names

Saturn IX

Phoebe, also known as Saturn IX, is a natural satellite of the outer planet, Saturn. Phoebe was discovered on March 17, 1899 by the American astronomer W.H. Pickering.

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Surface Features[]

The surface of Phoebe is packed with numerous craters, all formed during the formation of the satellite. The moon is roughly spherical, and has a diameter of 213 kilometres.

Past[]

Phoebe was a Dwarf Planet in the Kuiper belt. However, Phoebe was captured by Saturn.

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