Three New Satellites of Saturn discovered

Astronomers using the Japanese Subaru 8.2-m reflector at Mauna Kea have discovered three new satellites orbiting Saturn, S/2007 S 1, S 2, and S 3. They have orbital periods of 895, 793, and 992 days respectively; S 2 and S 3 have retrograde orbits. I haven’t been able to find a mass value for these objects, I do wonder how much of a moon they actually are?

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