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Eurydome (moon)

Eurydome
Discovery
Discovered byScott Sheppard et al.
Discovery date2001
Designations
Designation
Jupiter XXXII
Pronunciation/jʊˈrɪdəm/
Named after
Ευρυδόμη Eyry̆domē
S/2001 J 4
AdjectivesEurydomean /ˌjʊrɪdəˈmən/
Orbital characteristics[1]
22865000 km
Eccentricity0.276
−717.3 days
Inclination150.3°
Satellite ofJupiter
GroupPasiphae group
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
3 km
22.7

Eurydome /jʊˈrɪdəm/, also known as Jupiter XXXII, is a natural satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii led by Scott S. Sheppard in 2001, and given the temporary designation S/2001 J 4.[2][3]

Eurydome is about 3 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 23,231,000 km in 723.359 days, at an inclination of 149° to the ecliptic (147° to Jupiter's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.3770.

It was named in August 2003 after Eurydome in Greek mythology, who is sometimes described as the mother of the Graces by Zeus (Jupiter).[4]

Eurydome belongs to the Pasiphae group, irregular retrograde moons orbiting Jupiter at distances ranging between 22.8 and 24.1 Gm, and with inclinations ranging between 144.5° and 158.3°.

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