Encyclopedia > Pasiphae (moon)

  Article Content

Pasiphae (moon)

Pasiphae
Discovery
Discovered byPhilibert Jacques Melotte[?]
Discovered in1908
Orbital characteristics
Mean radius23,658,000 km
Eccentricity0.184-0.668
Orbital period743.63d
Inclination119.1-174.2°
Is a satellite ofJupiter
Physical characteristics
Equatorial diameter~60 km
Surface area km2
Mass3.1×1018 kg
Mean density2.6 g/cm3
Surface gravity0.022 m/s2
Rotation period?
Axial tilt
Albedo0.04
Surface temp.
minmeanmax
KKK
Atmospheric pressure0 kPa

Pasiphae ("pah SIF ah ee") is a moon of Jupiter. It was discovered in 1908 by P. Melotte and named after the wife of Minos and mother of the Minotaur from Greek legend. Pasiphae has a retrograde orbit.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Ape extinction

... or orang-utan outside captivity, and all such populations are not only formally classified as endangered species, but in the direct path of human deforestation an ...