Wednesday 28 September 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook Ananke


A small irregular shaped moon of Jupiter discovered on Wednesday 28th 1951 by Seth Nicholson at Mount Wilson observatory in America. Ananke moves in a retrograde or in the wrong direction compared to most of the other moons that orbit Jupiter.

Although discovered in 1951 Ananke did not receive its present name until 1975, before then it was simply known as Jupiter XII. The radius of Ananke is about 14 kilometres and takes around 610 day to orbit Jupiter.

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