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Sinope (moon)

Discovered bySeth Barnes Nicholson
Discovered in1914
Orbital characteristics
Mean radius~23,848,000 km
Orbital period753.2d
Is a satellite ofJupiter
Physical characteristics
Equatorial diameter~38 km
Surface area km2
Mass7.6×1016 kg
Mean density2.6 g/cm3
Surface gravity0.014 m/s2
Rotation period?
Axial tilt
Surface temp.
Atmospheric pressure0 kPa

Sinope ("sah NOH pee") is the outermost of Jupiter's known moons. It was discovered either by Seth Barnes Nicholson at Lick Observatory in 1914 or by P. Melotta at Greenwich, England in July 1914. It is named after the daughter of Asopus and Metope which was kidnapped by Apollo. Sinope has a retrograde orbit.

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