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Iocaste: Facts & Figures
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Discovered By
Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Yanga R. Fernandez, and Eugene Magnier
Date of Discovery
23 November 2000
Orbit Size Around Jupiter (semi-major axis)
Metric: 21,272,000 km
English: 13,217,808 miles
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 16,696,393 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 25,847,607 km
Sidereal Orbit Period (Length of Year)
1.729226557 Earth years
631.6 Earth days
By Comparison: Retrograde orbit
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 132,096,242.29 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 8,714.4 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
Orbit Inclination
By Comparison: Retrograde orbit
Mean Radius
Metric: 2.6 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
English: 1.6 miles
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 16.3 km
Metric: 74 km3
Metric: 194,826,896,302,635 kg
Scientific Notation: 1.9483 x 1014 kg
Metric: 2.6 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 84.95 km2
Surface Gravity
Metric: 0.002 m/s2
Escape Velocity
Metric: 11 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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