Kore (moon)

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Kore or Jupiter XLIX is a moon of Jupiter. It was found by a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii led by Scott S. Sheppard in 2003 and given the designation S/2003 J 14.[1][2]

Kore is about 2 kilometers in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 23,239,000 km in 723.720 days, at an inclination of 141° to the ecliptic (139° to Jupiter's equator), with an orbital eccentricity of 0.2462.

It belongs, which is made up of non-spherical retrograde moon It was named after Kore, another name for the Greek goddess Persephone (from the Greek κόρη, "daughter [of Demeter]").[3]

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  1. IAUC 8116: Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn 2003 April 11 (discovery)
  2. MPEC 2003-G10: S/2003 J 14 2003 April 3 (discovery and ephemeris)
  3. IAUC 8826: Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn (subscription-only) 2007 April 5 (naming the moon)