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Pasiphae (moon)

Discovered byPhilibert Jacques Melotte[?]
Discovered in1908
Orbital characteristics
Mean radius23,658,000 km
Orbital period743.63d
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
Surface temp.
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.

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