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Harpalyke, Moon of Jupiter

Harpalyke is a Moon that orbits round the planet Jupiter. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 130,889,070.41 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 25,875,614 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 119,893,474,647,775 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.6 g/cm3. Its volume is 45 km3.

Harpalyke was discovered on 23 November 2000 by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Yanga R. Fernandez, and Eugene Magnier. Its orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Jupiter is 623.32 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 21,104,000 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 119,893,474,647,775 kg. The equatorial circumference of Harpalyke is 13.8 km. The mean radius of Harpalyke is 2.2 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of Harpalyke is 60.82 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.002 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 8,749.5 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Harpalyke orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 148.648 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2261, it is the degree at which Harpalyke orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Harpalyke Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference130,889,070.41 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)25,875,614 km
Mass119,893,474,647,775 kg
Density2.6 g/cm3
Volume45 km3
Date of Discovery23 November 2000
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Yanga R. Fernandez, and Eugene Magnier
Orbital Period623.32
Semi-Major Axis21,104,000 km
Mass119,893,474,647,775 kg
Equatorial Circumference13.8 km
Mean Radius2.2 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area60.82 km2
Surface Gravity0.002 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity8,749.5 km/h
Orbital Inclination148.648
Orbital Eccentricity0.2261


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