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Pasithee

Jupiter XXXVIII

Proper NamePasithee
DesignationJupiter XXXVIII
Primary PlanetJupiter
Orbital Period1 year, 346 days (retrograde)
Distance from JupiterSemi-Major Axis: 22,846,700 km (0.15 AU)
Periapsis: 16,678,100 km (0.11 AU)
Apoapsis: 29,015,300 km (0.19 AU)
Eccentricity0.270
Rotation PeriodNot known
Mean Diameter2 km
1.2 miles
NotesThis small moon forms part of the Carme Group, a number of irregular satellites following related retrograde orbits around Jupiter. This group of moons (of which the largest, Carme, is some 47 kilometres in diameter) seem to have been created when an larger object was captured and broken apart by Jupiter's gravity. The resulting swarm of moons, apart from Carme, are generally tiny, and Pasithee itself has a diameter of just two kilometres.

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