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Science. 1979 Nov 23;206(4421):951.

Discovery of a new jupiter satellite.

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.

PMID:
17733911
DOI:
10.1126/science.206.4421.951
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