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Carpo: Facts & Figures
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Discovered By
Scott S. Sheppard
Date of Discovery
26 February 2003
Orbit Size Around Jupiter (semi-major axis)
Metric: 17,078,000 km
English: 10,611,777 miles
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 9,502,199 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 24,653,801 km
Sidereal Orbit Period (Length of Year)
1.249144422 Earth years
456.25 Earth days
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 101,812,674.90 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 9,298.0 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
Orbit Inclination
Mean Radius
Metric: 1.5 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
English: 0.9 miles
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 9.4 km
Metric: 14 km3
Metric: 44,960,052,992,916 kg
Scientific Notation: 4.4960 x 1013 kg
Metric: 2.6 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 28.27 km2
Surface Gravity
Metric: 0.001 m/s2
Escape Velocity
Metric: 7 km/h

Additional Information:

-USGS Astrogeology: Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature:

-JPL Solar System Dynamics:

-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: 30 Mar 2011