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Megaclite: Facts & Figures
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Discovered By
Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Yanga R. Fernandez, and Eugene A. Magnier
Date of Discovery
25 November 2000
Orbit Size Around Jupiter (semi-major axis)
Metric: 23,808,000 km
English: 14,793,605 miles
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 13,782,451 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 33,833,549 km
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 142,719,992.96 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 7,898.8 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
0.4211
Orbit Inclination
152.845
By Comparison: Retrograde orbit
Mean Radius
Metric: 2.7 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
English: 1.7 miles
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 17.0 km
Volume
Metric: 82 km3
Mass
Metric: 209,813,580,633,607 kg
Scientific Notation: 2.0981 x 1014 kg
Density
Metric: 2.6 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 91.61 km2
Surface Gravity
Metric: 0.002 m/s2
Escape Velocity
Metric: 12 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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