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Helike, Moon of Jupiter

Helike is a Moon that orbits round the planet Jupiter. It is also know by other designations, XLV, S/2003 J6. 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.

Helike was discovered on 6 February 2003 by Scott Sander Sheppard.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Jupiter is 634.8 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 21260, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Helike is 12.6 km. The surface area of Helike 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 8757.10 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 21064000.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Helike orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 154.8 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1467, it is the degree at which Helike orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Ananke Moon Group

Ananke group of Jovian moons are all believed to have the same source, probably the result of a asteroid collision. The remnants were caught by the immense gravitational pull of Jupiter and remain in orbit ever since. The name derives it name from the largest in the group. All the members of the group orbit in a retrograde orbit hence why they all finish with the letter 'e' in their name.

List of Members in Ananke Group

Helike Facts


TypeMoon
DesignationsXLV, S/2003 J6
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 Sander Sheppard
Orbital Period (days)634.8
Equatorial Radius (km)2
Escape Velocity (km/h)9
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)21260
Equatorial Circumference (km)12.6
Surface Area (km^2)50.27
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.002
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)8757.10
Average Orbit Distance (km)21064000.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)154.8
Orbital Eccentricity0.1467
Source(s)https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/jupiter-moons/helike/in-depth/
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/joviansatfact.html


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