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Amalthea
Amalthea Moon

Moons of Jupiter: Amalthea



Amalthea is a small, very red, irregular-shaped moon of the planet Jupiter. Dust ejected from it's surface formed the Amalthea Gossamer Ring around Jupiter.

For a listing of all moons, see Moons of the Planets.

Amalthea Facts
      1. Mass (kg)
      2. 7.17e+18
      1. Radius (km)
      2. 135x84x75
      1. Density (gm/cm3)
      2. 1.8
      1. Distance from planet (km)
      2. 181,300
      1. Rotational period (days)
      2. 0.498179
      1. Orbital period (days)
      2. 0.498179
      1. Orbital velocity (km/sec)
      2. 26.47
      1. Eccentricity of orbit
      2. 0.003
      1. Inclination of orbit (°)
      2. 0.40
      1. Albedo
      2. 0.05
      1. Magnitude (Vo)
      2. 14.1
      1. Atmosphere