Carme [KAR-mee] is the fourteenth known satellite of Jupiter. Carme and Zeus were the parents of Britomartis, a Cretan goddess. Very little is known about Carme.
Discovered by S. Nicholson
Date of discovery 1938
Mass (kg) 9.56e+16
Mass (Earth = 1) 1.5997e-08
Equatorial radius (km) 20
Equatorial radius (Earth = 1) 3.1358e-03
Mean density (gm/cm^3) 2.8
Mean distance from Jupiter (km) 22,600,000
Rotational period (days) ?
Orbital period (days) -692
Mean orbital velocity (km/sec) -2.37
Orbital eccentricity 0.2068
Orbital inclination (degrees) 163
Escape velocity (km/sec) 0.0253
Visual geometric albedo ?
Magnitude (Vo) 18.0
Jupiter Ananke Pasiphae
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