Jupiter LII

Summary

Jupiter LII
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Discovery images taken by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in September 2010
Discovery
Discovered byChristian Veillet
Discovery date8 September 2010
Designations
Designation
Jupiter LII
S/2010 J 2
Orbital characteristics[1]
20307150 km
Eccentricity0.307
−588.1 days
Inclination150.4°
Satellite ofJupiter
GroupAnanke group
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
1 km
23.9

Jupiter LII, originally known as S/2010 J 2, is a natural satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by Christian Veillet in 2010.[2][3] It received its permanent number in March 2015.[4] It takes 1.69 years to orbit around Jupiter, and its average distance is 21.01 million km. Jupiter LII has a diameter of about 1 kilometer and in 2010 it was labeled the smallest known moon in the Solar System to have been discovered from Earth.[5] It is a member of the Ananke group.

Discovery image of Jupiter LII on 8 September 2010 (circled)

See also

References

  1. ^ S.S. Sheppard (2019), Moons of Jupiter, Carnegie Science, on line
  2. ^ MPEC 2011-L06: S/2010 J 1 and S/2010 J 2 June 1, 2011 (discovery)
  3. ^ Scott S. Sheppard. "Jupiter's Known Satellites". Archived from the original on July 20, 2017. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  4. ^ CBET "4075: 20150307: Satellites of Jupiter", March 7, 2015.
  5. ^ "Jupiter's Smallest Known Moon Unveiled". Space.com. June 12, 2010. Retrieved December 11, 2014.