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Elara
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Photo of the satellite Elara of the planet Jupiter
Elara   Jupiter VII

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Mean distance from the planet Jupiter 11.737.000 km
Orbital period around the planet Jupiter (sideric) 259,65 d
Mean orbital velocity 3,29 km/s
Orbital inclination 24,77 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Jupiter 0,217
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Discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine 1905
Mass 7,77 × 1017 kg
Equatorial radius 40 km
Mean density 3,3 g/cm³
Escape velocity 0,0522 km/s
Rotational period 0,5 d
Albedo 0,03
Apparent magnitude + 16,8 mvis
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Elara is the daughter of King Orchomenus, and one of Zeus' many lovers. He placed her under the earth, to hid her from Hera, where she gave birth to the giant Tityas.

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