Amalthea (moon)
Amalthea (/æməlˈθiːə/ am-əl-THEE-ə; Greek: Αμάλθεια) is the third moon of Jupiter in order of distance from the planet. It was discovered on September 9, 1892, by Edward Emerson Barnard and named after Amalthea, a nymph in Greek mythology. It is also known as Jupiter V.
Amalthea is in a close orbit around Jupiter and is within the outer edge of the Amalthea Gossamer Ring, which is formed from dust ejected from its surface. From its surface, Jupiter would be an astonishing sight in its sky, appearing 46.5 degrees in diameter. Amalthea is the largest of the inner satellites of Jupiter. Irregularly shaped and reddish in color, it is thought to consist of porous water ice with unknown amounts of other materials. Its surface features include large craters and high mountains.
Amalthea was photographed in 1979 and 1980 by the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, and later, in more detail, by the Galileo orbiter in the 1990s.

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Amalthea (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Amalthea (moon) - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amalthea is the third closest moon to Jupiter. It was found on September 9, 1892, by Edward Emerson Barnard and named after Amalthea, a nymph in Greek ...
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Jupiter's Inner Moons - The Nine Planets
Jupiter V. Amalthea ("am al THEE uh") is the third of Jupiter's known satellites: orbit: 181,300 km from Jupiter diameter: 189 km (270 x ...
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Jupiter's Moon Amalthea - Views of the Solar System
Mar 5, 1979 ... Amalthea is one of Jupiter's smaller moons. It was named after a nymph who nursed the infant Jupiter with goats milk.
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Jovian moon Amalthea is a rubble pile - Astronomy Magazine
May 27, 2005 ... May 27, 2005. Orbiting just 68,000 miles (110,000 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloudtops, the giant planet's inner moon Amalthea has a density ...
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Amalthea (moon)
Amalthea is the third moon of Jupiter in order of distance from the planet. It was discovered on September 9, 1892, by Edward Emerson Barnard and named after ...
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BBC - Solar System - Amalthea (pictures, video, facts & news)
Jupiter's moon Amalthea is said to be the reddest object in the Solar System. Read facts about how it formed and watch Sir Patrick Moore explain its features.
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Amalthea - courtesy NASA Amalthea (a nymph in Greek mythology) is a small moon of Jupiter discovered in 1892 by American astronomer Edward Emerson ...
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May 31, 2005 ... Produced By: Cornell University ... These images of Jupiter's moon Amalthea were taken with NASA's Galileo and Voyager spacecraft. Recent ...
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Amalthea is in a close orbit around Jupiter and is within the outer edge of the ... Like all other inner moons of Jupiter it is tidally locked with the planet, the long axis pointing towards Jupiter at all times. .... Cambridge University Press. pp.
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Jupiter's moon Amalthea is said to be the reddest object in the Solar System. Read facts about how it formed and watch Sir Patrick Moore explain its features.
Jupiter's Moon Amalthea - Views of the Solar System
Mar 5, 1979 ... Amalthea is one of Jupiter's smaller moons. It was named after a nymph who ... ( Courtesy NASA/Cornell University) Best images yet of Thebe, ...
NASA: Jupiter's Moon Amalthea Is Likely a Jumble of Pieces ...
Dec 9, 2002 ... 5. Dr. Peter Thomas at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., had calculated Amalthea's volume from earlier Galileo images of the moon. Amalthea's ...
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Amalthea is the third-closest moon to Jupiter and the reddest object in our .... S. McMillan et al (at the Spacewatch program at the University of Arizona ) in 2000.
Amalthea: Definition from Answers.com
The third closest and the fifth largest moon of Jupiter, also known as Jupiter V; Amalthea orbits at a ... Amalthea A stereo pair of images of Jupiter's moon Amalthea taken by the Galileo spacecraft in 1999 ..... Cambridge University Press . pp.
Amalthea's Density Is Less Than That of Water - Science
May 27, 2005 ... Radio Doppler data from the Galileo spacecraft's encounter with Amalthea, one of Jupiter's small inner moons, on 5 November 2002 yield a ...
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Amalthea. Mean Distance from Jupiter, 181,300 km (112,655 miles). Orbital Period around Jupiter, 0.498179 Earth days. Mean Diameter, 262 x 146 x 134 km ...
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Amalthea Group, Jupiter's four inner moons. .... astronomers at University of Hawaii headed by Scott Sheppard, Daughter of Zeus and one of the first generation ...
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Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster, 2010
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Amalthea is the third moon of Jupiter in order of distance from the planet.
Jupiter: The Planet, Satellites and Magnetosphere
Jupiter: The Planet, Satellites and Magnetosphere
Fran Bagenal, Timothy E. Dowling, William B. McKinnon, 2007
Recent HST observations (Showalter et al. 2003) show the ring in backscatter to be less red than the ring-moons and disagree with the conclusion of Meier et al. ( 1999). According to Ga/i/eo-derived albedo maps of Thebe, Amalthea and Metis,  ...
Moons of the Solar System
Moons of the Solar System
Thomas Wm. Hamilton, 2013
[J 3] Amalthea Amalthea was the infant Jupiter's nursemaid. When he was nine months old he seduced her, which suggests Greco-Roman gods were rather precocious. This moon was discovered by Edward Emerson Barnard (1857-1923 ) on ...
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The asymmetry is probably caused by the higher velocity and frequency of impacts on the leading hemisphere, which excavate a bright material— presumably ice—from the interior of the moon.[5] Amalthea is irregularly shaped, with the best ...
The Moons of Jupiter
The Moons of Jupiter
Kristin Leutwyler, 2003
Amalthea, named for the goat that suckled Jupiter as an infant, is a moon of many distinctions. It is the largest of the four inner satellites at approximately 270 by 170 by 150 kilometers (168 by 106 by 93 miles). It is the first Jovian moon found ...
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The Moon Amalthea | ferrebeekeeper
The Moon Amalthea June 11, 2012 in Science, Space | Tags: Amalthea, Barnard, captured, doomed, Galileo, icy, inner, Jovian, Jupiter, moon, reddest, spectacular An Artist’s conception of Jupiter seen from Amalthea If you wanted to build a vacation home with a truly spectacular view, one of the possibilities you might consider is Jupiter’s moon Amalthea. Discovered in 1892 by the American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard (who also discovered Barnard’s star) Amalthea was the first Jovian moon discovered by someone other than Galileo Galilei.
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Video Information about Amalthea, Jupiter's Moon for Sale. Includes orbital data and Greek Mythology.
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An Inner Journey: The Moon, Mythology, and You: Amalthea
As one of the nurses of Zeus when he was a child, Amalthea has been variously described as a nymph, a she-goat, or possibly a goddess in the form of a goat. It was Amalthea who nursed the infant Zeus.
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Amalthea ~ Moon Cradle Designs
First post back after a long while! Here is a peek at Amalthea. She started out as a goat-nymph, but she became a bit more sheep-like! Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Reactions:.
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Dr. Arbind Kumar, AsroPhoto : Beautiful Sculpture on Jupiter's Moon Amalthea
The surface of the Jupiter's moon Amalthea was seen beautifully sculptured in different forms. In this photograph I have captured one of the forms resembling cute dog face.
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Jupiter’s Moon Amalthea is dying | Exploring the Planets
Jupiter, as we know, is quite large. All of the other planets in the solar system could fit comfortably inside it. Imagine the view, then, from Amalthea, the tiny moon that orbits the planet in just 12 hours. The stars would rise and set in a matter of minutes. While the enormous disk of Jupiter…
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