Jupiter LII

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S/2010 J 2
Discovered by Christian Veillet
Discovery date 2010-Sep-08
Orbital characteristics
Mean orbit radius
20,307,150 km
Eccentricity 0.307
588.82 days
Inclination 150.4°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
~0.5 km

S/2010 J 2, also known as Jupiter LII, is a natural satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by Christian Veillet in 2010.[1][2] S/2010 J 2 takes 1.69 years to orbit around Jupiter, and its average distance is 13.06 million miles (21.01 million km). S/2010 J 2 has a diameter of about 1 kilometer and in 2010 it was labeled the smallest known moon in the solar system to have been found from Earth.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ MPEC 2011-L06: S/2010 J 1 and S/2010 J 2 2011 June 1 (discovery)
  2. ^ [1] Jupiter's Known Satellites
  3. ^ "Jupiter's Smallest Known Moon Unveiled". Space.com. 2010-06-12. Retrieved 2014-12-11.