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Pasiphae: Facts & Figures
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Discovered By
Philibert Jacques Melotte
Date of Discovery
27 January 1908
Orbit Size Around Jupiter (semi-major axis)
Metric: 23,624,000 km
English: 14,679,273 miles
Scientific Notation: 2.3624x107 km (1.5792x10-1 A.U.)
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 13,961,784 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 33,286,216 km
Sidereal Orbit Period (Length of Year)
2.035947981 Earth years
743.63 Earth days
By Comparison: Retrograde orbit
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 142,016,762.95 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 7,957.4 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
Orbit Inclination
By Comparison: Retrograde orbit
Mean Radius
Metric: 30.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
English: 18.6 miles
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 188.5 km
Metric: 113,097 km3
Metric: 299,733,686,619,439,000 kg
Scientific Notation: 2.9973x1017 kg
Metric: 2.6 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 11,309.73 km2
Surface Gravity
Metric: 0.022 m/s2
Escape Velocity
Metric: 131 km/h
English: 82 mph
Scientific Notation: 37 m/s

Additional Information:

-USGS Astrogeology: Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature:

-JPL Solar System Dynamics:

-Solar System Moons: Discovery and Mythology by J├╝rgen 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
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Last Updated: 22 Jan 2013