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Eurydome (ew-rid'-a-mee, Greek Ευριδομη) (Jupiter XXXII) is a natural satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii led by Scott S. Sheppard, et al. in 2001, and given the temporary designation S/2001 J 4. Eurydome is about 3 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 23,231 Mm in 723.359 days, at an inclination of 149° to the ecliptic (143° to Jupiter's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.3770.

It is named after Eurydome in Greek mythology, who is sometimes described as the mother of the Graces by Zeus (Jupiter).

Eurydome belongs to the Pasiphaë group, irregular retrograde moons orbiting Jupiter at distances ranging between 22.8 and 24.1 Gm, and with inclinations ranging between 144.5° and 158.3°.

... | Kalyke | Eurydome | S/2003 J 14 | ...

Jupiter's natural satellites

Inner satellites | Galilean moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto | Themisto | Himalia group | Carpo | S/2003 J 12 | Ananke group | Carme group | Pasiphaë group | S/2003 J 2

see also: The Solar System

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