apojove


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ap·o·jove

 (ăp′ə-jōv′)
n.
The point in an orbit around the planet Jupiter where the orbiting body is farthest from the planet.

[apo- + Jove (on the model of apogee).]
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Noun1.apojove - apoapsis in orbit around Jupiter
apoapsis, point of apoapsis - (astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited
perijove - periapsis in orbit around Jupiter
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The spacecraft, which successfully entered into orbit around the gas giant on July 4, reached the farthest point of 5 million miles in its orbit - "apojove" - at 3:41 p.m.
The path takes Juno from a perijove of just 4,100 km (2,600 miles) over the Jovian cloudtops to far out past Callisto, with an apojove of 8.1 million km (5 million miles).
It's a very tricky observation, but there seems little doubt that when the moon is at the far point in its elliptical orbit (at apojove), it spews water into space.