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Orthosie: Facts & Figures
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Discovered By
Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna
Date of Discovery
11 December 2001
Orbit Size Around Jupiter (semi-major axis)
Metric: 21,164,000 km
English: 13,151,700 miles
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 15,280,408 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 27,047,592 km
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 130,369,596.18 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 8,725.5 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
0.278
Orbit Inclination
145.937
By Comparison: Retrograde orbit
Mean Radius
Metric: 1.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
English: 0.6 miles
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 6.3 km
Volume
Metric: 4 km3
Mass
Metric: 14,986,684,330,972 kg
Scientific Notation: 1.4987 x 1013 kg
Density
Metric: 2.6 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 12.57 km2
Surface Gravity
Metric: 0.001 m/s2
Escape Velocity
Metric: 5 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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