Pasiphaë


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Pasiphaë

(pəsĭf`əē'), 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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Pasiphaë,

in Greek mythology: see MinosMinos
, in Greek mythology, king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa. He was the husband of Pasiphaë, who bore him Androgeus, Glaucus, Ariadne, and Phaedra. Because Minos failed to sacrifice a beautiful white bull to Poseidon, the god caused Pasiphaë to conceive a lustful
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Pasiphae

(pa-sif -ah-ee) A small satellite of Jupiter, discovered in 1908 by the British astronomer Philibert Melotte. See Jupiter's satellites; Table 2, backmatter.
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Pasiphae

[pə′sif·ə‚ē]
(astronomy)
A small satellite of Jupiter with a diameter of about 35 miles (56 kilometers), orbiting with retrograde motion at a mean distance of about 1.46 × 107 miles (2.35 × 107 kilometers). Also known as Jupiter VIII.
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Pasiphaë

positioned inside hollow cow, consummates lust for bull. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 234; Gk. Lit.: Imagines 1:16]
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