WILLIAM & DEBORAH HILLYARD

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Jupiter's Moons

Carme Group

The Carme Group of retrograde, irregular moons comprises thirteen known moons; ten named, and three as yet un-named.  All these moons orbit Jupiter at average distances between 22.9 and 24.1 million km (14.2 and 15 million miles).  Details of the orbits are approximate, and change constantly due to perturbation.  All the moons in this group have very similar orbit diameters and inclinations and all are of a similar pale red, except Kalyke which is somewhat redder.  This suggests that the moons resulted from a single original body that was involved in a low-impact collision. 

Name

Diameter
Orbit
Million km

Period
Carme 46.0 km 23.4 702.3 days
Taygete 5.0 km 22.4 686.7 days
Eukelade 4.0 km 23.5 735.2 days
Chaldene 3.8 km 22.7 699.3 days
Isonoe 3.8 km 23.8 751.6 days
Kalyke 5.2 km 23.2 721.0 days
Erinome 3.2 km 23.0 712.0 days
Herse 2.0 km 22.1 672.8 days

Name

Diameter
Orbit
Million km

Period
Aitne 3.0 km 22.3 679.6 days
Kale 2.0 km 22.4 685.3 days
Pasithee   2.0 km 23.3 727.9 days
2003 J 5 4.0 km 24.0 758.3 days
S/2003 J 9 1.0 km 23.9 752.8 days
S/2003 J 10 2.0 km 22.7 700.1 days
Arche 3.0 km 23.7 746.2 days
Kallichore 2.0 km 23.1 717.8 days
S/2003 J 19 2.0 km 22.7
699.1 days
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