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Scientists from the University of Maryland and the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany appear to have solved a long-standing mystery about the cause of anomalies in Jupiter's gossamer rings.
Jupiter's Moon Thebe -- Thebe [THEE-bee] is the fourth known satellite of Jupiter. Thebe was a nymph and the daughter of the river god Asopus. Thebe rotates synchronously around Jupiter. Very little is known about this moon. Discovered by Stephen Synnott Date of discovery 1979 Mass (kg) 7.77e+17 Mass (Earth = 1) 1.3002e-07 Radius (km) 55x45 Radius (Earth = 1) 8.6234e-03 Mean density (gm/cm^3) 1.5 Mean distance from Jupiter (km) 221,895 Rotational period (days) 0.674536...
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