Elara

Jupiter VII

Elara [EE-lar-uh] is the twelfth known satellite of Jupiter. Elara and Zeus were the parents of Tityus the giant. Very little is known about Elara.

Elara Statistics | |
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Discovered by | C. Perrine |

Date of discovery | 1905 |

Mass (kg) | 7.77e+17 |

Mass (Earth = 1) | 1.3002e-07 |

Equatorial radius (km) | 38 |

Equatorial radius (Earth = 1) | 5.9580e-03 |

Mean density (gm/cm^3) | 3.3 |

Mean distance from Jupiter (km) | 11,737,000 |

Rotational period (days) | 0.5 |

Orbital period (days) | 259.6528 |

Mean orbital velocity (km/sec) | 3.29 |

Orbital eccentricity | 0.2072 |

Orbital inclination (degrees) | 24.77 |

Escape velocity (km/sec) | 0.0522 |

Visual geometric albedo | 0.03 |

Magnitude (Vo) | 16.77 |