Jupiter LVIII

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Jupiter LVIII, originally known as S/2003 J 15, is a natural satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii led by Scott S. Sheppard, et al. in 2003.[1][2]

Jupiter LVIII is about 2 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 22,721 Mm in 699.676 days, at an inclination of 142° to the ecliptic (142° to Jupiter's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.0932.

It belongs to the Pasiphae group, retrograde irregular moons that orbit Jupiter between 22.8 and 24.1 Gm, at inclinations of roughly 150-155°.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IAUC 8116: Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn 2003 April (discovery)
  2. ^ MPEC 2003-G17: S/2003 J 15 2003 April (discovery and ephemeris)