Eurydome (moon)

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eurydome or Jupiter XXXII, is a moon of Jupiter. It was found by a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii led by Scott S. Sheppard in 2001, and given the designation S/2001 J 4.[1][2]

Eurydome is about 3 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 23,231,000 km in 723.359 days, at an inclination of 149° to the ecliptic (147° to Jupiter's equator), with an orbital eccentricity of 0.3770.

It was named in August 2003 after Eurydome in Greek mythology, who is sometimes described as the mother of the Graces by Zeus (Jupiter).[3]

Eurydome belongs to the Pasiphaë group, non-spherical retrograde moons orbiting Jupiter at distances ranging between 22,800,000 and 24,100,000 km, and with inclinations ranging between 144.5° and 158.3°.

References[change | change source]

  1. IAUC 7900: Satellites of Jupiter 2002 May 16 (discovery)[dead link]
  2. MPEC 2002-J54: Eleven New Satellites of Jupiter2002 May 15 (discovery and ephemeris) Archived 2012-03-20 at the Wayback Machine
  3. IAUC 8177: Satellites of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus2003 August 8 (naming the moon) Archived 2008-07-09 at the Wayback Machine