Wednesday 6 July 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook Lysithea


On July 6th 1939 the American astronomer Seth Nicholson discovered a small moon orbiting Jupiter. The moon was named Lysithea after the daughter of Oceanus and a lover of Zeus.

 The moon is only 36 km across and  orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 11.7 million km (7.03 million mi), completing one orbit in about 259 Earth days.

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