Thebe Jupiter's moon

By Sierra Pedalino

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The fourth moon from Jupiter is Thebe. It has a diameter of 110 x 90 km (68 x 56 miles) and orbits 222,000 km (138,000 miles) from Jupiter. Thebe was discovered by Stephen P. Synnott in 1979 and officially named in 1983.
In Greek mythology, Thebe was a nymph and the daughter of the river god Asopus. It is likely that Thebe, along with Amalthea, provide the dust for the Gossamer ring where they are located. Thebe has a mass of 8 x 1017kg and it takes the moon 0.6745 day Earth days to orbit Jupiter.