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Jupiter LII

Jupiter LII
Discovery
Discovered byChristian Veillet
Discovery date8 September 2010
Designations
S/2010 J 2
Orbital characteristics
Mean orbit radius
20,307,150 km
Eccentricity0.307
588.82 days
Inclination150.4°
Satellite ofJupiter
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
~0.5 km

Jupiter LII, originally known as S/2010 J 2, is a natural satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by Christian Veillet in 2010.[1][2] It received its permanent number in March 2015.[3] It takes 1.69 years to orbit around Jupiter, and its average distance is 21.01 million km. Jupiter LII has a diameter of about 1 kilometer and in 2010 it was labeled the smallest known moon in the solar system to have been found from Earth.[4] It is a member of the Ananke group.

See also

References

  1. ^ MPEC 2011-L06: S/2010 J 1 and S/2010 J 2 June 1, 2011 (discovery)
  2. ^ Scott S. Sheppard. "Jupiter's Known Satellites".
  3. ^ CBET "4075: 20150307: Satellites of Jupiter", March 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "Jupiter's Smallest Known Moon Unveiled". Space.com. June 12, 2010. Retrieved December 11, 2014.