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Chaldene: Facts & Figures
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Discovered By
Scott Sander Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Yange R. Fernandez, and Eugene Magnier
Date of Discovery
23 November 2000
Orbit Size Around Jupiter (semi-major axis)
Metric: 23,179,000 km
English: 14,402,763 miles
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 17,351,799 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 29,006,201 km
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 143,308,787.77 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 8,250.7 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
0.2514
Orbit Inclination
165.171
Mean Radius
Metric: 1.9 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
English: 1.2 miles
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 11.9 km
Volume
Metric: 29 km3
Mass
Metric: 74,933,421,654,860 kg
Scientific Notation: 7.4933 x 1013 kg
Density
Metric: 2.6 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 45.36 km2
Surface Gravity
Metric: 0.001 m/s2
Escape Velocity
Metric: 8 km/h

Additional Information:

-USGS Astrogeology: Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature: http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/append7.html

-JPL Solar System Dynamics: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/

-Solar System Moons: Discovery and Mythology by Jürgen Blunck; Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

-Encyclopedia of the Solar System, second edition; edited by Lucy-Ann McFadden, Paul R. Weissman, and Torrence V. Johnson; Academic Press 2007

-Ellis Miner

-Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 2010: http://www.britannica.com
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