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Eukelade, Moon of Jupiter

Eukelade is a Moon that orbits round the planet Jupiter. It is also know by other designations, XLVII, S/2003 J1. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 89,920,105,985,832 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.6. Its volume is 34.

Eukelade was discovered on 6 February 2003 by Scott S. Sheppard.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Jupiter is 746.4 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 value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 9 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 23660, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Eukelade is 12.6 km. The surface area of Eukelade is 50.27. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.002. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 8209.20 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 23322000.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Eukelade orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 165.5 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.267, it is the degree at which Eukelade orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Carme Moon Group

Carme is the largest of the group of Jovian moons referred to as the Carme group. They have all been grouped together because it is believed they all shared the same common source. In addition to the supposed common source, all the members of the group are non-spherical and retrograde, that is they all orbit the planet Jupiter in the opposite direction that Jupiter rotates. As they are all retrograde in the group, they all end with the letter "e" as dictated by the International Astronomical Union, the international body that defines the names. Although some names have not yet been agreed upon. Kiddle

List of Members in Carme Group

Eukelade Facts

DesignationsXLVII, S/2003 J1
Mass (kg)89,920,105,985,832
Density (g/cm^3)2.6
Volume (km^3)34
Orbital DirectionRetrograde, opposite to the parents direction
Date of Discovery6 February 2003
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard
Orbital Period (days)746.4
Equatorial Radius (km)2
Escape Velocity (km/h)9
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)23660
Equatorial Circumference (km)12.6
Surface Area (km^2)50.27
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.002
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)8209.20
Average Orbit Distance (km)23322000.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)165.5
Orbital Eccentricity0.267

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