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Discovery of a New Jupiter Satellite

Jewitt, David C. and Danielson, G. Edward and Synnott, Stephen P. (1979) Discovery of a New Jupiter Satellite. Science, 206 (4421). p. 951. ISSN 0036-8075. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150729-144301555

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Abstract

During detailed analysis of Voyager 2 pictures of the Jupiter ring, a starlike object was identified in the plane of the ring. The same object was subsequently found on a higher-resolution frame and proved to be a satellite of Jupiter. This satellite has a circular orbit whose radius is 1.8 Jupiter radii, a period of 7 hours and 8 minutes, and a diameter of less than 40 kilometers. It is located at the outer edge of the Jupiter ring.


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Additional Information:© 1979 American Association for the Advancement of Science. 23 October 1979. This is contribution 3342 of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology.
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Official Citation:JEWITT, D. C., DANIELSON, G. E., & SYNNOTT, S. P. (1979). Discovery of a New Jupiter Satellite. Science, 206(4421), 951. doi: 10.1126/science.206.4421.951
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