Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

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From the Astronomical Dictionary


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Amalthea

A moon of 172 km diameter at about 181,400 km from the planet Jupiter. The gravity at its surface is about 0.0019 times as strong as on Earth. The moon goes once around its planet in about 12.0 hours. The moon was discovered in 1892. Also called JV (Jupiter five).