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Planet Jupiter Moons: Amalthea

Amalthea is a moon of the planet Jupiter.

For a listing of other moons, see Moons of the planets.

Amalthea Moon Facts
Mass (kg) 7.17e+18
Radius (km) 135x84x75
Density (gm/cm3) 1.8
Distance from Jupiter (km) 181,300
Period of rotation (days) 0.498179
Period of orbit (days) 0.498179
Orbital velocity (km/sec) 26.47
Eccentricity of orbit 0.003
Inclination of orbit (°) 0.40
Visual albedo 0.05
Visual magnitude 14.1

This moon can be viewed in many amateur telescopes.





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