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Valetudo, Moon of Jupiter

Valetudo is a Moon that orbits round the planet Jupiter.

It was discovered in the year 2016 by Scott S. Sheppard and others.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 16.9 which is the brightness of the object. A higher absolute magnitude means that the object is faint whereas a very low number means it is very bright.

The Argument of Perihelion is 116.8. It is the angle along the orbit of a planet or other Solar System object as measured from the ascending node (analogous to right ascension and longitude) Ref:Hawaii.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Valetudo orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 34 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.222, it is the degree at which Valetudo orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Valetudo is a recent discovery to Jupiter's list of moons. It was only announced in 2018 after being discovered in 2016.

Valetudo Mythology Legend

Valetudo was named after the Roman God Valetudo. Valetudo is the Roman equivalent of the better known Hygeia. Hygeia was the Goddess of Good Health. Hygeia was one of a couple of daughters to Asklepios (Asclepius), her sisters were Panakeia (Panacea) and Iaso (Remedy).

Valetudo Moon Group

Valetudo is the only member of its group to have been discovered so far. The sole member was discovered in 2016 but only announced in 2018. Given its recent discovery, there could be more of its type out there, they just waiting to be discovered.

List of Members in Valetudo Group

Valetudo Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital DirectionPrograde, same as the parents direction
Year of Discovery2016
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard and others
Absolute Magnitude16.9
Argument of Perihelion116.8
Orbital Inclination34
Orbital Eccentricity0.222


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