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Carpo, Moon of Jupiter

Carpo is a Moon that orbits round the planet Jupiter. It is also know by other designations, XLVI, S/2003 J20. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 44,960,052,992,916 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.6. Its volume is 14.

Carpo was discovered on 26 February 2003 by Scott S. Sheppard.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Jupiter is 456.1 days. The figure is also known as the sidereel period. The figure comes from N.A.S.A..

The Equatorial Radius of the object is 2km. The Equatorial Radius is based on the assumption of the Albedo value. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The albedo of the object is 0.04. The Albedo is the amount of radiation that is reflected back into space by the object.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 7 km/h. The Escape Velocity is the speed an object needs to be travelling in order to break free from the objects gravity. The larger an object is, the more velocity (speed) is needed to break free from the object.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 16990, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Carpo is 9.4 km. The surface area of Carpo is 28.27. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.001. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 9298.00 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 17078000.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Carpo orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 51.4 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.

Carpo Mythology Legend

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 Moon Group

There is only one moon in this group and that is Carpo after which the group is named afer. It is the furthest moon that orbits in a prograde rotation, the moons that are further out are retrograde.

List of Members in Carpo Group

Carpo Facts

DesignationsXLVI, S/2003 J20
Mass (kg)44,960,052,992,916
Density (g/cm^3)2.6
Volume (km^3)14
Orbital DirectionPrograde, same as the parents direction
Date of Discovery26 February 2003
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard
Orbital Period (days)456.1
Equatorial Radius (km)2
Escape Velocity (km/h)7
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)16990
Equatorial Circumference (km)9.4
Surface Area (km^2)28.27
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.001
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)9298.00
Average Orbit Distance (km)17078000.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)51.4
Orbital Eccentricity0.4436

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