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Jupiter XI


Carme [KAR-mee] is the fourteenth known satellite of Jupiter. Carme and Zeus were the parents of Britomartis, a Cretan goddess. Very little is known about Carme.

Carme Statistics
 Discovered byS. Nicholson 
 Date of discovery1938 
 Mass (kg)9.56e+16 
 Mass (Earth = 1)1.5997e-08 
 Equatorial radius (km)20 
 Equatorial radius (Earth = 1)3.1358e-03 
 Mean density (gm/cm^3)2.8 
 Mean distance from Jupiter (km)22,600,000 
 Rotational period (days)
 Orbital period (days)-692 
 Mean orbital velocity (km/sec)-2.37 
 Orbital eccentricity0.2068 
 Orbital inclination (degrees)163 
 Escape velocity (km/sec)0.0253 
 Visual geometric albedo
 Magnitude (Vo)18.0 


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