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Leda
Leda is a prograde irregular satellite of Jupiter. It was named after Leda, who was a lover of Zeus, the Greek equivalent of Jupiter (who came to her in the form of a swan). Kowal suggested the name and the IAU endorsed it in 1975. Leda belongs to the Himalia group, five moons orbiting between 11 and 13 Gm from Jupiter at an inclination of about 27.5°. The orbital elements given here are as of January 2000, but they are continuously changing due to solar and planetary perturbations. Leda (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Short Description Leda is a prograde irregular satellite of Jupiter. It was named after Leda, who was a lover of Zeus, the Greek equivalent of Jupiter (who came to her in the form of a swan). Kowal suggested the name and the IAU endorsed it in 1975. Leda belongs to the Himalia group, five moons orbiting between 11 and 13 Gm from Jupiter at an inclination of about 27.5°. The orbital elements given here are as of January 2000, but they are continuously changing due to solar and planetary perturbations. Leda (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Discovered by Charles Thomas Kowal
Discovery date September 11, 1974
Type Moon
AddInfo Jupiter XIII
Satellite of Jupiter
Orbit Prograde
Rotation Direct
Apoapsis 08 12 992 000 km
Periapsis 07 9 338 000 km
Semi-major axis 08 11 165 000 km
Distance from Sun 01 5.202 60 au /10
Eccentricity 0.16
Orbital period 240.92 days | 0.654 year
Orbital speed 01 3.4 km/s
Inclination to the ecliptic 027.46°
Inclination to the equator 029.01°
Diameter/Size 02 20 km
Mass 1016×1.1 kg
Density 01 2.6 g/cm3
Surface gravity  0.0073 m/s2
Escape velocity 02 12 m/s
Albedo geometric 0.04
Temperature mean 03 124 K
Apparent magnitude 20.2
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