Euporie (moon)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Discovered byScott S. Sheppard
Discovery date2001
Orbital characteristics
Mean orbit radius
19 million km
538.780 days
Satellite ofJupiter
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
~1 km

Euporie (/jˈpɒrə./ yoo-PORR-ə-ee or /jˈpɔːri/ yoo-POR-ee; Greek: Ευπορία), also known as Jupiter XXXIV, is a natural satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii led by Scott S. Sheppard in 2001, and given the temporary designation S/2001 J 10.[1][2]

Euporie is about 2 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 19,088 Mm in 538.780 days, at an inclination of 145° to the ecliptic (145° to Jupiter's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.0960.[citation needed]

It was named in August 2003 after Euporie, a Greek goddess of abundance and one of the Horae in Greek mythology (and thus a daughter of Zeus).[3] It is a member of the Ananke group.


  1. ^ Daniel W. E. Green (May 16, 2002). "IAUC 7900: Satellites of Jupiter". International Astronomical Union.
  2. ^ Brian G. Marsden (May 15, 2002). "MPEC 2002-J54: Eleven New Satellites of Jupiter". International Astronomical Union Minor Planet Center.
  3. ^ Daniel W. E. Green (August 8, 2002). "IAUC 8177: Satellites of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus". International Astronomical Union. Archived from the original on March 27, 2012.