On July 6, 1938, an American astronomer named Seth Barnes Nicholson found Jupiter’s moon Lysithea.
Nicholson noticed Lysithea from Mount Wilson Observatory in California, the place he had beforehand found three extra Jovian moons. This was the tenth moon astronomers had discovered at Jupiter. As of June 2017, 69 moons have been discovered orbiting Jupiter.
Lysithea solely measures about 11 miles in diameter and is a part of Jupiter’s Himalia group, which accommodates 5 irregular moons that observe related orbits and are thought to have a standard origin.
It was named after the mythological character Lysithea, daughter of the god Oceanus and one of many many lovers of the almighty Zeus.
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