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Lysithea Moon

Moon of Jupiter: Lysithea

Lysithea is an irregularly-shaped moon of planet Jupiter, and is believed to be one chunk of a C-class or D-class asteroid that broke apart in a collision during capture by Jupiter's gravity. The other chunks of this asteroid became the moons Dia, Elara, Himalia and Leda. These five similar moons are named the Himalia group.

For a listing of all moons, see Moons of the Planets.

Lysithea Facts
      1. Mass (kg)
      2. 6.3e+16
      1. Radius (km)
      2. 18
      1. Density (gm/cm3)
      2. 2.6
      1. Distance from planet (km)
      1. Rotational period (days)
      1. Orbital period (days)
      2. 259
      1. Orbital velocity (km/sec)
      2. 0.022
      1. Eccentricity of orbit
      2. 0.11
      1. Inclination of orbit (°)
      2. 28.3
      1. Albedo
      2. 0.04
      1. Magnitude (Vo)
      1. Atmosphere

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