S/2000 J 11
|Discovered by||Scott S. Sheppard et al.|
|Avg. distance from the center of its orbital path||12.555 million km|
|How egg-shaped its orbit is
|Angle above the reference plane
|What it orbits||Jupiter|
|Size and Other Qualities|
|Average distance from its center to its surface||~2 km|
S/2000 J 11 is about 4 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 12,555,000 km in 287 days, at an inclination of 28° (to Jupiter's equator), and with an orbital eccentricity of 0.248.
This moon has gone missing. Some scientists think that it may have crashed into Himalia, creating a thin ring around Jupiter.
References[change | edit source]
- IAUC 7555: Satellites of Jupiter 2001 January 5 (discovery)
- MPEC 2001-A29: S/2000 J 7, S/2000 J 8, S/2000 J 9, S/2000 J 10, S/2000 J 11 2001 January 15 (discovery and ephemeris)
- Sheppard, S. S.; Jewitt, D. C.; Porco, C.; Jupiter's outer satellites and Trojans, in Jupiter: The planet, satellites and magnetosphere, edited by Fran Bagenal, Timothy E. Dowling, William B. McKinnon, Cambridge Planetary Science, Vol. 1, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-81808-7, 2004, pp. 263-280
- Sheppard, S. S.; Jewitt, D. C.; An abundant population of small irregular satellites around Jupiter, Nature, 423 (May 2003), pp. 261-263
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