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Isonoe, Moon of Jupiter

Isonoe is a Moon that orbits round the planet Jupiter. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 143,721,469.29 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 28,957,442 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 74,933,421,654,860 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.6 g/cm3. Its volume is 29 km3.

Isonoe was discovered on 23 November 2000 by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Yanga R. Fernandez, and Eugene Magnier.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Jupiter is 726.26 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 23,231,000 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Isonoe is 11.9 km. The mean radius, that is the average radius of Isonoe is 1.9 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of Isonoe is 45.36 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 8,245.9 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Isonoe orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 165.252 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2465, it is the degree at which Isonoe 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

Isonoe Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference143,721,469.29 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)28,957,442 km
Mass74,933,421,654,860 kg
Density2.6 g/cm3
Volume29 km3
Orbital DirectionRetrograde, opposite to the parents direction
Date of Discovery23 November 2000
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Yanga R. Fernandez, and Eugene Magnier
Orbital Period726.26
Semi-Major Axis23,231,000 km
Equatorial Circumference11.9 km
Mean Radius1.9 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area45.36 km2
Surface Gravity0.001 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity8,245.9 km/h
Orbital Inclination165.252
Orbital Eccentricity0.2465


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