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Carpo, Moon of Jupiter

Carpo is a Moon that orbits round the planet Jupiter. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 101,812,674.90 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 24,653,801 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 44,960,052,992,916 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.6 g/cm3. Its volume is 14 km3.

Carpo was discovered on 26 February 2003 by Scott S. Sheppard. Its orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Jupiter is 456.28 days. The figure is also known as the sidereel period. The figure comes from N.A.S.A..

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 17,078,000 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The mass of the object is calculated at being 44,960,052,992,916 kg. The equatorial circumference of Carpo is 9.4 km. The mean radius of Carpo is 1.5 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of Carpo is 28.27 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.001 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 9,298.0 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Carpo orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 51.157 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.4436, it is the degree at which Carpo orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

How Carpo was Named

Carpo like other celestial bodies is named after a character from Ancient Lore. Carpo is a daughter of Zeus, the head Greek God. Carpo is also a Horae, a goddess of the seasons. Carpo was Goddess of Autumn / Fall and therefore was in charge of the food ripening and harvesting. Carpo also guarded the way to Mount Olympus. Wiki

Carpo Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference101,812,674.90 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)24,653,801 km
Mass44,960,052,992,916 kg
Density2.6 g/cm3
Volume14 km3
Date of Discovery26 February 2003
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard
Orbital Period456.28
Semi-Major Axis17,078,000 km
Mass44,960,052,992,916 kg
Equatorial Circumference9.4 km
Mean Radius1.5 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area28.27 km2
Surface Gravity0.001 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity9,298.0 km/h
Orbital Inclination51.157
Orbital Eccentricity0.4436


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