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S/2010 J2, Moon of Jupiter

S/2010 J2 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 124,531,865.78 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 26,541,445 km. Its volume is . It was discovered on 8 September 2010 by C. Veillet.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 20,307,150 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of S/2010 J2 is 6.3 km. The mean radius of S/2010 J2 is 1 km. The surface area of S/2010 J2 is 12.57 km2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 8,823.0 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which S/2010 J2 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 150.4 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.307, it is the degree at which S/2010 J2 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

S/2010 J2 Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference124,531,865.78 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)26,541,445 km
Volume4 km3
Date of Discovery8 September 2010
DiscovererC. Veillet
Semi-Major Axis20,307,150 km
Equatorial Circumference6.3 km
Mean Radius1 km
Surface Area12.57 km2
Average Orbit Velocity8,823.0 km/h
Orbital Inclination150.4
Orbital Eccentricity0.307




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