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Polydeuces
Polydeuces
Discovered by Cassini Imaging Science Team
Date of discovery October 24, 2004
Polydeuces, or Saturn XXXIV (34), is a small natural satellite of Saturn that is co-orbital with the moon Dione and librates around its trailing Lagrangian point (L5). Its diameter is estimated to be 2–3 km. It is pronounced /ˌpɒlɪˈdjuːsiːz/ POL-i-DEW-seez; Greek: Πολυδεύκης. Dione's other co-orbital moon is Helene, which is bigger and located at the leading L4 point.