Orthosie (moon)

Orthosie (moon)

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Orthosie (/ɔːrˈθɒsə./ or-THOS-ə-ee or /ɔːrˈθs/ or-THOH-see; Greek: Ορθωσία), also known as Jupiter XXXV, is a natural satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii led by Scott S. Sheppard in 2001, and given the temporary designation S/2001 J 9.[1][2]

Orthosie is about 2 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 20,568 Mm in 602.619 days, at an inclination of 142° to the ecliptic (143° to Jupiter's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.2433.

It was named in August 2003 after Orthosie, the Greek goddess of prosperity and one of the Horae.[3] The Horae (Hours) were daughters of Zeus and Themis.

Orthosie belongs to the widely dispersed Pasiphae group.


  1. ^ Daniel W. E. Green (May 16, 2002). "IAUC 7900: Satellites of Jupiter". International Astronomical Union. 
  2. ^ Brian G. Marsden (May 15, 2003). "MPEC 2002-J54: Eleven New Satellites of Jupiter". International Astronomical Union Minor Planet Center. 
  3. ^ Daniel W. E. Green (August 8, 2003). "IAUC 8177: Satellites of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus". International Astronomical Union. 

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