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Aoede: Facts & Figures
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Discovered By
Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan T. Kleyna, Yanga R. Fernandez, and Henry H. Hsieh
Date of Discovery
8 February 2003
Orbit Size Around Jupiter (semi-major axis)
Metric: 23,969,000 km
English: 14,893,646 miles
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 13,604,804 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 34,333,196 km
Sidereal Orbit Period (Length of Year)
2.084626968 Earth years
761.41 Earth days
By Comparison: Retrograde orbit
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 143,293,939.82 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 7,841.5 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
Orbit Inclination
By Comparison: Retrograde orbit
Mean Radius
Metric: 2.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
English: 1.2 miles
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 12.6 km
Metric: 34 km3
Metric: 89,920,105,985,832 kg
Scientific Notation: 8.9920 x 1013 kg
Metric: 2.6 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 50.27 km2
Surface Gravity
Metric: 0.002 m/s2
Escape Velocity
Metric: 9 km/h

Additional Information:

-USGS Astrogeology: Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature:

-JPL Solar System Dynamics:

-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:
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