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Pasiphaë





The largest of the outer irregular satellites of Jupiter; also known as Jupiter VIII.


discovery 1908, by Philibert Jacques Melotte
semimajor axis 23,609,000 km (14,673,000 miles)
diameter 60 km (37 miles)
mean density 2.6 g/cm3
escape velocity 0.028 km/s
orbital period -741.09 days (retrograde)
orbital eccentricity 0.374
orbital inclination 141.80°


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