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Jupiter X

One of a quartet* of small moons, with Leda, Elara and Himalia, that orbit Jupiter far beyond the four large Galilean Moons. Like the other moons in this group, Lysithea's orbit carries it around Jupiter at a distance of more than 100,000 kilometres. With a diameter of just 36 kilometres, Lysithea is by far the smallest of its particular group of satellites - Himalia, by comparison, has a diameter of 186 kilometres.

* The Himalia group might possibly be a quintet rather than a quartet, as the small moon Dia also possibly belongs within this group.


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