Lysithea [ly-SITH-ee-uh] is the eleventh known satellite of Jupiter. Lysithea was a daughter of Oceanus and one of Zeus's lovers. Very little is known about Lysithea.
Discovered by S. Nicholson
Date of discovery 1938
Mass (kg) 7.77e+16
Mass (Earth = 1) 1.3002e-08
Equatorial radius (km) 18
Equatorial radius (Earth = 1) 2.8222e-03
Mean density (gm/cm^3) 3.1
Mean distance from Jupiter (km) 11,720,000
Rotational period (days) ?
Orbital period (days) 259.22
Mean orbital velocity (km/sec) 3.29
Orbital eccentricity 0.107
Orbital inclination (degrees) 29.02
Escape velocity (km/sec) 0.0240
Visual geometric albedo ?
Magnitude (Vo) 18.4
Jupiter Himalia Elara
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