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Lysithea, Moon of Jupiter

Lysithea is a Moon that orbits round Jupiter rather than the Sun which our Earth orbits round. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 73,387,003.90 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 13,033,991 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 62,944,074,190,082,100 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.6 g/cm3. Its volume is 2.6 g/cm3. It was discovered on 6 July 1938 by Seth Barnes Nicholson.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 11,717,000 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 62,944,074,190,082,100 kg. The equatorial circumference of Lysithea is 113.1 km. The mean radius of Lysithea is 18.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of Lysithea is 4,071.50 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.013 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 11,797.0 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Lysithea orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 28.302 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1124, it is the degree at which Lysithea orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Lysithea Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference73,387,003.90 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)13,033,991 km
Mass62,944,074,190,082,100 kg
Density2.6 g/cm3
Volume24,429 km3
Date of Discovery6 July 1938
DiscovererSeth Barnes Nicholson
Semi-Major Axis11,717,000 km
Mass62,944,074,190,082,100 kg
Equatorial Circumference113.1 km
Mean Radius18.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area4,071.50 km2
Surface Gravity0.013 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity11,797.0 km/h
Orbital Inclination28.302
Orbital Eccentricity0.1124

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