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Thebe
Thebe Moon

Moon of Jupiter: Thebe



Thebe is a small, red, irregular-shaped moon of the planet Jupiter. Dust ejected from it's surface formed the Thebe Gossamer Ring around Jupiter. These characteristics make it similar to the moon Elara. Its surface has giant craters and high mountains that are comparable in size to the moon itself.

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

Thebe Facts
      1. Mass (kg)
      2. 7.77e+17
      1. Radius (km)
      2. 55x45
      1. Density (gm/cm3)
      2. 1.5
      1. Distance from planet (km)
      2. 221,895
      1. Rotational period (days)
      2. 0.674536
      1. Orbital period (days)
      2. 0.674536
      1. Orbital velocity (km/sec)
      2. 23.93
      1. Eccentricity of orbit
      2. 0.0183
      1. Inclination of orbit (°)
      2. 1.0659
      1. Albedo
      2. 0.05
      1. Magnitude (Vo)
      2. 15.7
      1. Atmosphere