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  Astronomy For Kids -The Moons of Jupiter - KidsAstronomy.com
Thebe is the fourth known moon from the surface of Jupiter.
Leda is the ninth moon from the Surface of Jupiter.
Himaila is the tenth moon from the surface of Jupiter.
www.kidsastronomy.com /jupiter/moons.htm   (1035 words)

  
 Jupiter's Moon Thebe
Thebe was a nymph and the daughter of the river god Asopus.
Thebe rotates by approximately 50 degrees between the time these two images were taken, so that the same prominent impact crater is seen in both views; this crater, which has been given the provisional name Zethus, is near the point on Thebe that faces permanently away from Jupiter.
The next two images show the moon Amalthea; they were taken with the Sun directly behind the observer, an alignment that emphasizes patterns of intrinsically bright or dark surface material.
www.solarviews.com /eng/thebe.htm   (784 words)

  
 Thebe (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Image of Thebe taken by the Galileo spacecraft on January 4, 2000.
Thebe (thee'-bee, IPA: [ˈθiːbi]; Greek Θήβη), or Jupiter XIV, is the fourth of Jupiter's known moons by distance from the planet.
It is the outermost of the inner Jovian moons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thebe_(moon)   (168 words)

  
 Jupiter's Rings Fact Sheet
The four moons that the Galileo imaging science team identify as ring moons, supplying the debris that form the ring systems, are the inner moons, Metis, Adrastea and Thebe, discovered by Voyager 1, and Amalthea, first seen through a telescope by Edward Barnard in 1892.
Amalthea - This moon, the largest of the four inner moons, lies at the outer periphery of the inner gossamer ring.
Thebe -- This moon is near the outer periphery of the outer gossamer ring.
www2.jpl.nasa.gov /galileo/rings/fact.html   (903 words)

  
 Sea and Sky's Tour of the Solar System: Other Jovian Moons
Thebe was discovered in 1979 by Stephen Synnott using data from the Voyager 1 spacecraft.
] is the ninth of Jupiter's moons and is the smallest.
Some astronomers believe it may be one of four moons that could be the remnants of an asteroid that was captured by Jupiter and broken up by its gravitational forces.
www.seasky.org /solarsystem/sky3f6.html   (1209 words)

  
 Thebe (moon)
Thebe (pronounced "THEE bee") is the fourth of Jupiter's known satellites by distance from the planet.
It was later named after a nymph who was the daughter of the river god Asopus.
This image of Thebe was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on January 4, 2000, at a range of 193,000 kilometers (about 120,000 miles).
www.black-science.org /wikipedia/t/th/thebe__moon_.html   (118 words)

  
 Two Galileo Views of Thebe
These two images of the Jovian moon Thebe were taken by Galileo's solid state imaging system in November 1996 and June 1997, respectively.
Thebe, whose longest dimension is approximately 116 kilometers (72 miles) across, is tidally locked so that the same side of the satellite always points towards Jupiter, similar to how the near side of our own Moon always points toward Earth.
This is called the "leading side" of the moon and is shown at the left.
www.solarviews.com /cap/jup/thebe3.htm   (178 words)

  
 Thebe
Thebe is a satellite of the planet Jupiter.
Compared with the satellites of other planets of the solar system, Thebe is a small Moon with a diameter of 110 km and a mass of 7.77E+17 kg kg.
Thebe is an average distance of 221900 km from Jupiter and completes its revolution of Jupiter in 0.67 days.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /moons/thebe.htm   (64 words)

  
 Thebe (moon): Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Thebe (pronounced "THEE bee") is the fourth of Jupiter's known satellites.
It was discovered by Voyager 1 and was named after a nymph who was the daughter of the river god Asopus.
There appear to be at least three or four very large impact craters on the satellite (very large in the sense that each of these craters is roughly comparable in size to the radius of Thebe).
www.encyclopedian.com /th/Thebe-(moon).html   (138 words)

  
 Space Today Online - Exploring Jupiter System - Jupiter's many moons
The numerous small outer moons — which may be asteroids captured by the giant planet's gravity — hardly resemble the Galilean satellites.
The moons travel in clusters and may well be pieces of larger objects that shattered in collisions with passing comets.
Amalthea was the last moon to be discovered by direct visual observation — as opposed to photography — when it was spotted in 1892 by Edward Emerson Barnard using the 36 inch telescope at Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton in California.
www.spacetoday.org /SolSys/Jupiter/JupiterMoons.html   (2570 words)

  
 Zoom Astronomy Glossary: T
Telesto is one of the 18 moons of Saturn.
Tethys is one of the larger of the 18 moons of Saturn.
It is the only moon known to have an atmosphere; it consists mostly of nitrogen (with some methane) and an atmospheric pressure of 1.6 bars (60 percent greater than the Earth's).
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/glossary/indext.shtml   (2976 words)

  
 Changing One's Stars
The inside of the tiny moon is fissured with caves and passages, with the walls of this maze carved in sqared spirals and wave patterns.
Her moon is another unremarkable chunk of rock, although in the spirit world the stone faces and pillars have been carved to resemble Roman architecture.
Thebe herself does not push either way on the issue of Jupiter as a star or planet; she trusts him, whatever he does, and that is that.
cursed-unicorn.livejournal.com   (12453 words)

  
 Critters! Planets Section - Jupiter
Thebe is the fourth of Jupiter's known satellites.
In Greek mythology Thebe was a nymph, the daughter of the river god Asopus.
Io is the fifth of Jupiter's known satellites and the third largest; it is the innermost of the Galilean moons.
critters.50megs.com /planet/jupiter.htm   (1060 words)

  
 Jupiter facts
The four moons identified as ring moons, supplying the ring systems, are the inner moons, Metis, Adrastea and Thebe, discovered by Voyager 1, and Amalthea, first seen by Edward Barnard in 1892.
Adrastea -This moon, the smallest of the four satellites, skims along the main ring's outer edge, but details of its actual shape are not available.
Thebe - This moon is near the outer periphery of the outer gossamer ring.
www.news.cornell.edu /releases/sept98/Jupiter.facts.html   (862 words)

  
 Jupiter's Inner Moons
Closest to Jupiter (inward of the Galilean moons) are the four small moons:
Amalthea was the last moon to be discovered by direct visual observation (as opposed to photography).
Amalthea and Himalia are Jupiter's fifth and sixth largest moons; they are about the same size but only 1/15 the size of next larger one, Europa.
www.seds.org /nineplanets/nineplanets/amalthea.html   (543 words)

  
 NASA's Solar System Exploration: Planets: Jupiter: Moons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Ganymede is the biggest moon in the solar system and, in fact, is larger than the planets Mercury and Pluto.
Callisto, about the size of Mercury, is the third largest moon in the solar system (Saturn's Titan is #2) and is the outermost of the Galilean satellites.
Unlike the other large bodies, which have recoated at least parts of their surfaces, Callisto remains as it was when it formed four billion years ago, during the period of intense meteoroid bombardment that the entire solar system experienced.
www.ulo.ucl.ac.uk /~diploma/year_one/NASA_SSE/jupiter_moons.html   (608 words)

  
 Space Today Online - Moons of the Solar System
The Moon is one of the larger natural satellites with a diameter of 2,160 miles.
The moons are 120,000 miles and 131,000 miles from the center of planet Saturn between the moons Mimas and Enceladus.
The smallest moon is Deimos, at Mars, only seven miles in diameter, although its size now is rivaled by the small shepherd moons discovered by Cassini at Saturn and by others yet to be counted and named in the rings around Jupiter, Saturn and other giant gas planets in the outer Solar System.
www.spacetoday.org /SolSys/Moons/MoonsSolSys.html   (1335 words)

  
 NASA's Solar System Exploration: Planets: Jupiter: Moons: Thebe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Orbiting inside the orbit of Io, which is the innermost of the four largest moons of Jupiter (called the Galilean moons), are four smaller moons.
Thebe: 100 kilometers (60 miles) in diameter, orbiting 222,000 kilometers (138,000 miles) from Jupiter.
Amalthea and Thebe rotate on their axes once for each orbit around Jupiter (which take around one-half an Earth day for Amalthea and two-thirds an Earth day for Thebe), always keeping the same side facing the planet.
solarsystem.nasa.gov /planets/profile.cfm?Object=Jup_Thebe   (402 words)

  
 The Moons of Jupiter - Astronomy for Kids
Io is the closest Galilean moon of Jupiter.
The third Galilean moon is not only the largest (3157 miles in diameter) moon of Jupiter, it is the largest moon in the solar system and is actually larger than the planets Mercury and Pluto.
This moon is a little under 46 miles in diameter and orbits Jupiter from a distance of 7,042,200 miles.
www.dustbunny.com /afk/planets/jupiter/jupmoons.html   (1318 words)

  
 Thebes (Egypt) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Thebes (Egypt) (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
It is appropriate that her statue was placed in the building, because the temple was intended as the elaborate tomb of Queen Hatshepsut (an 18th-dynasty queen of Egypt), and Hathor was, among many other things, the divine guardian of the resting places of the dead.
Situated on the east bank of the Nile close to the modern town of Luxor, Karnak was part of ancient Thebes.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Thebes+(Egypt)   (276 words)

  
 Cornell News: Galileo images of Jupiter's moons
For example, new views of Thebe, Amalthea and Metis were captured Jan. 4, and the highly compressed data were relayed by Jan. 25.
A prominent impact crater on Thebe is about 40 kilometers across and has been given the provisional name Zethus (in Greek mythology, the husband of Thebe).
As a comparison, the Simonelli team also is releasing a montage of images of the moons taken in November 1997 from approximately 700,000 kilometers from Jupiter's center as the spacecraft was completing its first two years in orbit.
www.news.cornell.edu /releases/April00/Simonelli.moons.deb.html   (1163 words)

  
 Thebe (moon)
Thebe (thee'-bee, IPA /'θi:bi:/; Greek Θήβη) is the fourth of Jupiter's known moons by distance from the planet.
It was discovered by Voyager 1 on March 5, 1979 and was first given the temporary name S/1979 J 2.
Galilean moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Astro/Thebe.html   (143 words)

  
 Moons
Their shape reflects their formation history, irregular objects are ill-formed moons or pieces of a larger moon, spherical objects were once molten spheres, probably at the time of their formation.
Hyperion is one of the smaller moons of Saturn.
Mimas is one of the innermost moons of Saturn with a very large impact crater that came close to fracturing the moon
zebu.uoregon.edu /~js/ast121/lectures/TuTh/lec10.html   (2428 words)

  
 Catalog Page for PIA02530
A montage of images of the small inner moons of Jupiter from the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows the best views obtained of these moons during Galileo's 11th orbit around the giant planet in November 1997.
At that point, Galileo was completing its first two years in Jupiter orbit--known as the Galileo "prime mission"--and was about to embark on a successful two-year extension, called the Galileo Europa Mission.
In all the images, north is approximately up, and the moons are shown in their correct relative sizes.
photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov /catalog/PIA02530   (298 words)

  
 The Other Moons of Jupiter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The reason for this is pretty simply: the gravity influence of Jupiter is pretty intense, and perturbations of the asteroid belt is a result.
Each of these moons orbit inside Io - meaning they are very close to Jupiter.
These moons are important because they are the "ring moons." They help the rings of Jupiter keep their form and sweep away any debris.
astronomyonline.org /SolarSystem/JupiterMoons.asp   (202 words)

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