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Pasiphae, Moon of Jupiter

Pasiphae 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 142,016,762.95 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 33,286,216 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 299,733,686,619,439,000 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.6 g/cm3. Its volume is 2.6 g/cm3. It was discovered on 27 January 1908 by Philibert Jacques Melotte.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 23,624,000 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 299,733,686,619,439,000 kg. The equatorial circumference of Pasiphae is 188.5 km. The mean radius of Pasiphae is 30.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of Pasiphae is 11,309.73 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.022 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 7,957.4 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Pasiphae orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 151.431 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.409, it is the degree at which Pasiphae orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Pasiphae Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference142,016,762.95 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)33,286,216 km
Mass299,733,686,619,439,000 kg
Density2.6 g/cm3
Volume113,097 km3
Date of Discovery27 January 1908
DiscovererPhilibert Jacques Melotte
Semi-Major Axis23,624,000 km
Mass299,733,686,619,439,000 kg
Equatorial Circumference188.5 km
Mean Radius30.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area11,309.73 km2
Surface Gravity0.022 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity7,957.4 km/h
Orbital Inclination151.431
Orbital Eccentricity0.409

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