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Comparison: Metis vs. Jupiter

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Discovered By
Stephen Synnott
Voyager 2
Known by the Ancients
Date of Discovery
Average Orbit Distance
128,000 km
778,340,821 km
Perihelion/Perigee (closest)
127,846 km
740,679,835 km
Aphelion/Apogee (farthest)
128,154 km
816,001,807 km
Equatorial Radius
21.5 km
69,911 km
Equatorial Circumference
135.1 km
439,263.8 km
41,630 km3
1,431,281,810,739,360 km3
119,893,474,647,775,000 kg
1,898,130,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg
3 g/cm3
1.326 g/cm3
Surface Area
5,808.80 km2
61,418,738,571 km2
Equatorial Surface Gravity
0.017 m/s2
24.79 m/s2
Escape Velocity
98 km/h
216,720 km/h
Orbit Period (Length of Year)
0.000807666 Earth years
11.862615 sidereal years
Mean Orbit Velocity
113,594.3 km/h
47,002 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
Orbit Inclination to Ecliptic
1.304 degrees
Orbit Circumference
804,247.43 km
4,887,595,931 km


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Last Updated: 25 Mar 2015