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Jupiter LXVIII

Jupiter LXVIII
Discovery
Discovered byScott Sheppard et al.
Discovery date2017
Designations
Designation
Jupiter LXVIII
S/2017 J 7
Orbital characteristics[1]
20627000 km
Eccentricity0.215
−602.6 days
236.9°
Inclination143.4°
321.5°
323.5°
Satellite ofJupiter
GroupAnanke group
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
2 km
23.6

Jupiter LXVIII, provisionally known as S/2017 J 7, 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 20,627,000 km with an inclination of about 143.4°.[3] It belongs to the Ananke group.

References

  1. ^ S.S. Sheppard (2019), Moons of Jupiter, Carnegie Science, on line
  2. ^ "MPEC 2018-O15 : S/2017 J 7". 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)