S/2011 J 2

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S/2011 J 2
Discovery
Discovered by Scott S. Sheppard
Discovery date 27 September 2011
Orbital characteristics
Mean orbit radius
23 329 710 km
Eccentricity 0.3867
725.06 days
Inclination 151.85°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
≈ 0.5 km

S/2011 J 2 is a natural satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by Scott Sheppard in 2011.[1][2] Images of the newly discovered moon were captured using the Magellan-Baade telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. It is an irregular moon with a retrograde orbit. The discovery of S/2011 J 2 brought the Jovian satellite count to 67.[3] It is one of the outer retrograde swarm of objects orbiting Jupiter.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MPEC 2012-B97 : S/2011 J 1 AND S/2011 J 2 2012 Jan. 29 (issued)
  2. ^ Jupiter's Known Satellites
  3. ^ "New Moons of Jupiter — Astronoo". www.astronoo.com. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Two New Moons Found Orbiting Jupiter". news.nationalgeographic.com. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2016-04-28.