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A small satellite of Jupiter, also known as Jupiter XLVI. It orbits 17 056 000 km from the planet's centre every 455.1 days at an inclination of 55°. Carpo has a diameter of about 4 km and was discovered in 2003 from ground-based observations. It gives its name to the Carpo prograde group of Jovian satellites, of which it is so far the sole member.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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