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Photo of the satellite Iocaste of the planet Jupiter
Iocaste   Jupiter XXIV (S/2000 J3)

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Mean distance from the planet Jupiter 21.270.000 km
Orbital period around the planet Jupiter (sideric) (reciprocal) - 631,5 d
Orbital inclination 159,7 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Jupiter 0,218
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Discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Yanga R. Fernández, Eugene A. Magnier 2000
Mass 1,9 × 1014 kg
Equatorial radius 2,6 km
Mean density 2,6 g/cm³
Albedo 0,04
Apparent magnitude + 21,8 mvis
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Iocaste was the wife of Laius, King of Thebes, and mother of Oedipus. After Laius' death, Iocaste unwittingly married her own son Oedipus. When she learned that her husband was her son, she killed herself.

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