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Jupiter LXIX

Jupiter LXIX
Discovery
Discovered byScott Sheppard et al.
Discovery date2017
Designations
Designation
Jupiter LXIX
S/2017 J 8
Orbital characteristics[1]
23232700 km
Eccentricity0.312
−719.6 days
70.8°
Inclination164.7°
160.3°
45.1°
Satellite ofJupiter
GroupCarme group
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
1 km
24.0

Jupiter LXIX, originally known as S/2017 J 8, 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 1 kilometer in diameter and orbits at a semi-major axis of about 23,232,700 km with an inclination of about 164.7°.[3] It belongs to the Carme group.

References

  1. ^ S.S. Sheppard (2019), Moons of Jupiter, Carnegie Science, on line
  2. ^ "MPEC 2018-O16 : S/2017 J 8". 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)