Aitne is a small moon of Jupiter’s that was discovered in 2001. It’s also known as Jupiter XXXI.
- Dimensions: 3 km in diameter
- Mass: unknown
- Density: unknown
- Surface gravity: unknown
- Albedo: unknown
- Temperature: unknown
- Mean orbital radius: 22,285,000 km
- Orbital period: 679.641 d (retrograde)
- Inclination: 164°
- Eccentricity: 0.393
Aitne is the diving personification of Mount Etna on Sicily. Her sons are the Palici, the twin Sicilian gods of geysers. Their father is Jupiter.
5 Interesting Facts
1. Aitne is a member of the Carme Group, which are small retrograde orbiting moons of about the same distance and inclination.
2. It was discovered by a group of astronomers from the University of Hawaii.
3. It had a temporary designation S/2001 J 11.
4. Scott S. Sheppard was the lead astronomer that discovered Aitne.
5. So little is known, there is no 5th interesting fact. No picture, either.