Galileo spacecraft image of Thebe taken on 4 January, 2000, from a distance of 193,000 km. Credit: Cornell University, NASA.
Thebe is the fourth moon of Jupiter; also known as Jupiter XIV. Together with Amalthea, Thebe appears to have supplied the material for Jupiter's Gossamer ring.
|discovery||1979, by Stephen Synnott|
|semimajor axis||221,700 km (137,780 mi)|
|diameter||110 × 90 km (68 × 56 mi)|
|mean density||1.45 g/cm3|
|escape velocity||0.063 km/s (227 km/h, 141 mph)|
|orbital period||0.675 day (16 h 12 min)|