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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 is 28 km, making it the second-largest member of the Pasiphae irregular group of Jovian satellites. Sinope was discovered in 1914 by the American astronomer Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891–1963).

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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