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Pasiphae

Pasiphae: Asteroid Chunk Moon of Jupiter

Pasiphae is a gray retrograde moon of the planet Jupiter, and is believed to be a chunk of a C-class asteroid that broke apart in a collision during capture by Jupiter's gravity.

For a listing of all moons, see Moons of the Planets.

Pasiphae Facts
      1. Mass (kg)
      2. 1.91e+17
      1. Radius (km)
      2. 25
      1. Density (gm/cm3)
      2. 2.9
      1. Distance from planet (km)
      2. 23,500,000
      1. Rotational period (days)
      2. -
      1. Orbital period (days)
      2. -735
      1. Orbital velocity (km/sec)
      2. -2.32
      1. Eccentricity of orbit
      2. 0.378
      1. Inclination of orbit (°)
      2. 147
      1. Albedo
      2. -
      1. Magnitude (Vo)
      2. 17.03
      1. Atmosphere