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.
The 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 equatorial circumference of Carpo is 9.4 km. The mean radius, that is the average 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.
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
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.
|Orbital Circumference||101,812,674.90 km|
|Furthest from parent (Apoasis)||24,653,801 km|
|Orbital Direction||Prograde, same as the parents direction|
|Date of Discovery||26 February 2003|
|Discoverer||Scott S. Sheppard|
|Semi-Major Axis||17,078,000 km|
|Equatorial Circumference||9.4 km|
|Mean Radius||1.5 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km|
|Surface Area||28.27 km2|
|Surface Gravity||0.001 m/s2|
|Average Orbit Velocity||9,298.0 km/h|
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