Jupiter LXX

Summary

Jupiter LXX
Discovery
Discovered byScott S. Sheppard et al.
Discovery date2017
Designations
Designation
Jupiter LXX
S/2017 J 9
Orbital characteristics[1]
21487000 km
Eccentricity0.229
−639.2 days
259.5°
Inclination152.7°
306.4°
317.7°
Satellite ofJupiter
GroupAnanke group
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
3 km
22.8

Jupiter LXX, originally known as S/2017 J 9, 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 3 kilometers in diameter and orbits at a semi-major axis of about 21,487,000 km with an inclination of about 152.7°.[3] It belongs to the Ananke group.[3]

References

  1. ^ S.S. Sheppard (2019), Moons of Jupiter, Carnegie Science, on line
  2. ^ "MPEC 2018-O17 : S/2017 J 9". Minor Planet Center. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b Sheppard, Scott S. "Jupiter's Moons". carnegiescience.edu. Retrieved 18 July 2018.