S/1999 J 1 is a new moon of Jupiter
discovered in 1999
program at the University of Arizona
and the Minor Planet Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
. Observations in July 2000, further confirmed the discovery and the orbit of the moon.
As of now, it is the outermost moon of Jupiter, at a distance of 24,200,000 km. Estimated diameter is 10-15 km. Mass is unknown.
This discovery opens up some questions. Are there any other such moons of Jupiter? Does such a small celestial body constitute a moon?
A moon of Jupiter can also be refered to as a Jovian satellite
Various websites were used to gather information for this nodeshell rescue.