P. D. Fieseler and S. M. Ardalan, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, report the discovery of several small objects south of Jupiter V in data obtained with the Galileo spacecraft's star scanner on 2002 Nov. 5.26 UT during its closest approach. Assuming that the bodies are < 5 km in diameter, they all were within about 5000 km of the spacecraft; limited data prevented the determination of more precise positions.
International Astronomical Union Circular
- Pub Date:
- April 2003