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Megaclite, Moon of Jupiter

Megaclite is a Moon that orbits round the planet Jupiter. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 142,719,992.96 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 33,833,549 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 209,813,580,633,607 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.6 g/cm3. Its volume is 82 km3.

Megaclite was discovered on 25 November 2000 by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Yanga R. Fernandez, and Eugene A. Magnier. Its orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Jupiter is 752.88 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 23,808,000 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 209,813,580,633,607 kg. The equatorial circumference of Megaclite is 17.0 km. The mean radius of Megaclite is 2.7 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of Megaclite is 91.61 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 7,898.8 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Megaclite orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 152.845 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.4211, it is the degree at which Megaclite orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Megaclite Facts

Orbital Circumference142,719,992.96 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)33,833,549 km
Mass209,813,580,633,607 kg
Density2.6 g/cm3
Volume82 km3
Date of Discovery25 November 2000
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Yanga R. Fernandez, and Eugene A. Magnier
Orbital Period752.88
Semi-Major Axis23,808,000 km
Mass209,813,580,633,607 kg
Equatorial Circumference17.0 km
Mean Radius2.7 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area91.61 km2
Surface Gravity0.002 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity7,898.8 km/h
Orbital Inclination152.845
Orbital Eccentricity0.4211

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