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Ananke

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

One of the lesser satellites of Jupiter, with a diameter of 20 km; its orbit is retrograde.

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astrology

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The study of movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world. Ancient observers of the heavens developed...

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Carme

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

One of the lesser satellites of Jupiter, with a diameter of 30 km; its orbit is retrograde.

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dehydration curve

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The equilibrium curve for dehydration reactions on graphs showing increasing total pressure (vertically) against increasing temperature (horizontally). The slope of the dehydration curve...

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direct motion

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The movement of a body such as a planet from west to east on the celestial sphere; or the movement of a body in its orbit in an anticlockwise sense as seen from above the Sun's north pole;...

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Pasiphae

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

One of the lesser satellites of Jupiter, with a diameter of 36 km; its orbit is retrograde.

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Phoebe

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Earth Sciences and Geography.

One of the lesser satellites of Saturn, with a radius measuring 115 × 110 × 105 km; visual albedo 0.06. Its orbit is retrograde. It was discovered in 1898 by W. Pickering.

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planet

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A non-luminous body in orbit around the Sun, or another star, which has sufficient mass to have become rounded by its own gravity and which has significantly cleared its orbital...

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prograde orbit

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In an orbiting satellite, an orbit in which the satellite travels in the same direction as the planet's rotation. It is the opposite of a retrograde orbit.

A planet has a prograde...

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Sinope

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

An outer retrograde satellite of Jupiter, distance 23 848 000 km; also known as Jupiter IX. It orbits Jupiter in 753.2 days at an inclination of 158° to the planet's equator. Its diameter...

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