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Jupiter LXIV

Jupiter LXIV
Discovery
Discovered byScott S. Sheppard et al.
Discovery date2017
Designations
Designation
Jupiter LXIV
S/2017 J 3
Orbital characteristics[1]
20694000 km
Eccentricity0.148
−606.3 days
91.2°
Inclination147.9°
82.5°
171.6°
Satellite ofJupiter
GroupAnanke group
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
2 km
23.4

Jupiter LXIV, originally known as S/2017 J 3, 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 20,694,000 km with an inclination of about 147.9°. It belongs to the Ananke group.[3]

References

  1. ^ S.S. Sheppard (2019), Moons of Jupiter, Carnegie Science, on line
  2. ^ "MPEC 2018-O11 : S/2017 J 3". Minor Planet Center. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ Sheppard, Scott S. "Jupiter's Moons". carnegiescience.edu. sites.google.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.