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Nature volume 71, page 256 (12 January 1905) | Download Citation



DISCOVERY OF A SIXTH SATELLITE TO JUPITER.—A telegram received from the Kiel Centralstelle announces the discovery of a sixth satellite to Jupiter by Prof. Perrine. The existence of the object was suspected in December, 1904, and was confirmed by an observation made on January 4. The position angle on that date was 269°, and its distance from the planet 45′, the latter quantity decreasing 45″ daily, whilst the apparent motion was retrograde.

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