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Elara(ē`lərə), in astronomy, one of the 39 known moons, or natural satellites, of JupiterJupiter
, in astronomy, 5th planet from the sun and largest planet of the solar system. Astronomical and Physical Characteristics
Jupiter's orbit lies beyond the asteroid belt at a mean distance of 483.6 million mi (778.
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Elara(e-lair -ă) A small satellite of Jupiter, discovered in 1905 by the US astronomer Charles Dillon Perrine. See Jupiter's satellites; Table 2, backmatter.
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A small satellite of Jupiter with a diameter of about 20 miles (32 kilometers), orbiting at a mean distance of 7.29 × 106 miles (11.73 × 106 kilometers). Also known as Jupiter VII.
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