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Jupiter LXIII

Jupiter LXIII
Discovery
Discovered byScott Sheppard et al.
Discovery date2017
Designations
Designation
Jupiter LXIII
S/2017 J 2
Orbital characteristics[1]
23303000 km
Eccentricity0.236
−723.1 days
344.4°
Inclination166.4°
74.7°
231.9°
Satellite ofJupiter
GroupCarme group
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
2 km
23.5

Jupiter LXIII, provisionally known as S/2017 J 2, is an outer natural satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard and his team in 2017, but not announced until July 17, 2018 via a Minor Planet Electronic Circular from the Minor Planet Center.[2] It is about 2 kilometers in diameter and orbits at a semi-major axis of about 23,303,000 km with an inclination of about 166.4°.[3] It belongs to the Carme group.

References

  1. ^ S.S. Sheppard (2019), Moons of Jupiter, Carnegie Science, on line
  2. ^ "MPEC 2018-O10 : S/2017 J 2". Minor Planet Center. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2018-07-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)