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Jupiter Moons
   -  Metis
   -  Adrastea
   -  Amalthea
   -  Thebe
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Jupiter Summary

Jupiter

Jupiter's Moons!

As of December 2016, 67 moons have been discovered orbiting Jupiter and confirmed by the International Astronomical Union

Metis
Diameter: 60 km.
Distance from Planet: 128,000 km.
Orbital Period: 7 hrs., 4 min.
Discovery Date: 1980
Discovered by: Voyager 2

Adrastea
Diameter: 26x20x16 km.
Distance from Planet: 129,000 km.
Orbital Period: 7 hrs., 8 min.
Discovery Date: 1979
Discovered by: Voyager 2

Amalthea
Diameter:262x146x134 km.
Distance from Planet: 181,000 km.
Orbital Period: 11 hrs., 57 min.
Discovery Date: 1892
Discovered by: Edward Emerson Barnard

Thebe
Diameter: 110x90 km.
Distance from Planet: 222,000 km.
Orbital Period: 16 hrs., 11 min.
Discovery Date: 1980
Discovered by: Voyager 1

Io
Diameter: approx. 3642.6 km.
Distance from Planet: 422,000 km.
Orbital Period: 1 day, 18 hrs., 28 min.
Discovery Date: 1610
Discovered by: Galileo Galilei

Europa
Diameter: 3130 km.
Distance from Planet: 671,000 km.
Orbital Period: 6 day, 13 hrs., 13 min.
Discovery Date: 1610
Discovered by: Galileo Galilei

Ganymede
Diameter: 5268 km.
Distance from Planet: 1,070,000 km.
Orbital Period: 7 day, 3 hrs., 43 min.
Discovery Date: 1610
Discovered by: Galileo Galilei

Callisto
Diameter: 4806 km.
Distance from Planet: 1,883,000 km.
Orbital Period: 16 day, 16 hrs., 32 min.
Discovery Date: 1610
Discovered by: Galileo Galilei

Themisto (S/2000 J1)
Diameter: 8 km.
Distance from Planet: 7,507,000 km.
Orbital Period: 130.02 days
Discovery Date: 1975/2000
Discovered by: Many...

Leda
Diameter: 10 km.
Distance from Planet: 11,094,000 km.
Orbital Period: 240 days
Discovery Date: 1974
Discovered by: C. Kowal

Himalia
Diameter: 170 km.
Distance from Planet: 11,480,000 km.
Orbital Period: 251 days
Discovery Date: 1904
Discovered by: C. Perrine

Lysithea
Diameter: 24 km.
Distance from Planet: 11,720,000 km.
Orbital Period: 260 days
Discovery Date: 1938
Discovered by: S. Nicholson

Elara
Diameter: 80 km.
Distance from Planet: 11,737,000 km.
Orbital Period: 260 days
Discovery Date: 1905
Discovered by: C. Perrine

S/2000 J11
Diameter: 4 km.
Distance from Planet: --- km.
Orbital Period: 287 days
Discovery Date: 2000
Discovered by: Many...

Iocaste(S/2000 J3)
Diameter: 5 km.
Distance from Planet: 21,269,000 km.
Orbital Period: 149.4 days
Discovery Date: 2000
Discovered by: Many...

Praxidike(S/2000 J7)
Diameter: 7 km.
Distance from Planet: 21,147,000 km.
Orbital Period: 149.0 days
Discovery Date: 2000
Discovered by: Many...

Harpalyke(S/2000 J5)
Diameter: 4 km.
Distance from Planet: 21,105,000 km.
Orbital Period: 148.6 days
Discovery Date: 2000
Discovered by: Many...

Ananke
Diameter: 20 km.
Distance from Planet: 21,200,000 km.
Orbital Period: 617 days
Discovery Date: 1951
Discovered by: S. Nicholson

Isonoe(S/2000 J6)
Diameter: 4 km.
Distance from Planet: 23,217,000 km.
Orbital Period: 165.2 days
Discovery Date: 2000
Discovered by: Many...

Erinome(S/2000 J4)
Diameter: 3 km.
Distance from Planet: 23,279,000 km.
Orbital Period: 164.9 days
Discovery Date: 2000
Discovered by: Many...

Taygete(S/2000 J9)
Diameter: 5 km.
Distance from Planet: 23,360,000 km.
Orbital Period: 165.2 days
Discovery Date: 2000
Discovered by: Many...

Chaldene(S/2000 J10)
Diameter: 4 km.
Distance from Planet: 23,179,000 km.
Orbital Period: 165.2 days
Discovery Date: 2000
Discovered by: Many...

Carme(S/2000 J10)
Diameter: 30 km.
Distance from Planet: 22,600,000 km.
Orbital Period: 692 days
Discovery Date: 1938
Discovered by: S. Nicholson

Pasiphae
Diameter: 36 km.
Distance from Planet: 23,500,000 km.
Orbital Period: 735 days
Discovery Date: 1908
Discovered by: P. Melotte

S/2002 J1
Diameter: 3 km.
Distance from Planet: 23,064,000 km.
Orbital Period: 163.1 days
Discovery Date: 2002
Discovered by: Many...

Kalyke(S/2000 J2)
Diameter: 5 km.
Distance from Planet: 23,583,000 km.
Orbital Period: 165.2 days
Discovery Date: 2000
Discovered by: Many...

Magaclite(S/2000 J8)
Diameter: 6 km.
Distance from Planet: 23,806,000 km.
Orbital Period: 152.8 days
Discovery Date: 2000
Discovered by: Many...

Sinope
Diameter: 28 km.
Distance from Planet: 23,700,000 km.
Orbital Period: 758 days
Discovery Date: 1914
Discovered by: S. Nicholson

Callirrhoe(S/1999 J1)
Diameter: 7 km.
Distance from Planet: 24,102,000 km.
Orbital Period: 147.1 days
Discovery Date: 1999
Discovered by: Many...

ADDITIONAL JUPITER MOONS
S/2001 J10
S/2001 J8
S/2001 J9
S/2001 J2
S/2001 J7
S/2001 J3
S/2001 J6
S/2001 J4
S/2001 J11
S/2001 J5
S/2001 J1
S/2003 J1
S/2003 J2
S/2003 J3
S/2003 J4
S/2003 J5
S/2003 J6
S/2003 J7
S/2003 J8
S/2003 J9
S/2003 J10
S/2003 J11
S/2003 J12
S/2003 J13
S/2003 J14
S/2003 J15
S/2003 J16
S/2003 J17
S/2003 J18


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