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Carme (moon of Jupiter)





Carme
The second largest of the outer irregular satellites of Jupiter; it is also known as Jupiter XI.


discovery 1938, by Seth Barnes Nicholson
semimajor axis 23,198,000 km (14,418,000 miles)
diameter 46 km (29 miles)
mean density 2.8 g/cm3
escape velocity 0.017 km/s (61 km/h, 38 mph)
orbital period -721.82 days (retrograde)
orbital eccentricity 0.234
orbital inclination 165.05°


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