Jupiter LXIV

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Discovery
Discovered byScott S. Sheppard et al.
Discovery date2017
Orbital characteristics
Mean orbit radius
20,694,000 km[1]
Eccentricity0.148[1]
605.76 days[2]
Inclination147.9°[1]

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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sheppard, Scott S. "Jupiter's Moons". carnegiescience.edu. sites.google.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "MPEC 2018-O11 : S/2017 J 3". Minor Planet Center. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 17 July 2018.