Sinope

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Sinope (Turkish Sinop) is a city on the Black Sea, in the region of Galatia in modern-day Turkey.


Sinope ("sah NOH pee") is the outermost of Jupiter's known moons. It was discovered either by Seth Barnes Nicholson at Lick Observatory in 1914 or by P. Melotta at Greenwich, England in July 1914. It is named after a woman said to have been unsuccessfully(!) courted by Zeus.

  • Orbital radius: 23,700,000 km
  • diameter: 36 km
  • mass: 7.77*1016 kg
  • Orbital period: 758 days
  • Orbital inclination: 157°