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Carme

Carme
Discovery
Discovered bySeth Barnes Nicholson
Discovered in1938
Orbital characteristics
Mean radius23,280,000 km
Eccentricity0.132-0.412
Orbital period726.3d
Inclination140.6-172.4°
Is a satellite ofJupiter
Physical characteristics
Equatorial diameter46 km
Surface area km2
Mass1.3×1017 kg
Mean density2.6 g/cm3
Surface gravity0.016 m/s2
Rotation period?
Axial tilt
Albedo0.04
Surface temp.
minmeanmax
KKK
Atmospheric pressure0 kPa

Carme ("KAR mee") is one of Jupiter's moons. It was discovered by Seth Barnes Nicholson at Mount Wilson[?], California in July 1938. It is named for the mother by Zeus of Britomartis, a Cretan goddess. Carme has a retrograde orbit.

  • Orbital radius: 22,600,000 km
  • diameter: 40 km
  • mass: 9.56×1016 kg
  • Orbital period: 692 days
  • Orbital inclination: 163°



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