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S/2003 J 2
Discovered by University of Hawaii team led by Scott S. Sheppard and David C. Jewitt
Discovery date March 4, 2003
Orbital characteristics
Eccentricity 0.4074
981.55 d (60.48 a)
Inclination 154° (to the ecliptic)
152° (to Jupiter's equator)
Satellite of Jupiter

S/2003 J 2 is an unnamed non-spherical moon of Jupiter. It was found by a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii led by Scott S. Sheppard and David C. Jewitt and was announced on March 4, 2003 As of 2006, it is Jupiter's farthest known moon.

S/2003 J 2 is about two kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 29,540,000 km in 980 days, at an inclination of 154° to the ecliptic (152° to Jupiter's equator) and with an orbital eccentricity of 0.2255.

It seems to belong to a group all of its own, with semi-major axis ~30,000,000 km and inclination ~160°.

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