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Thebe, Moon of Jupiter

Thebe is a Moon that orbits round the planet Jupiter. It is also know by other designations, JXIV, S/1979 J2. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 1,498,668,433,097,190,000 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 3. Its volume is 501914.

It was discovered in the year 1980 by Voyager science team.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Jupiter is 0.6745 days. The figure is also known as the sidereel period. The figure comes from N.A.S.A..

The Equatorial Radius of the object is 49km. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 229 km/h. The Escape Velocity is the speed an object needs to be travelling in order to break free from the objects gravity. The larger an object is, the more velocity (speed) is needed to break free from the object.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 221.9, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Thebe is 309.8 km. The surface area of Thebe is 30,542.44. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.041. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 86057.50 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 221900.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Thebe orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 0.8 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0176, it is the degree at which Thebe orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Inner Jupiter Moon Moon Group

The Jupiter Inner Moon Group are a small group of four moons that orbit close to the planet. The biggest of the group is Amalthea which the group is usually named after. The closest is Metis.

List of Members in Inner Jupiter Moon Group

Image of the Jupiter moon of Thebe

Image of the Jupiter moon of Thebe

Thebe Facts

DesignationsJXIV, S/1979 J2
Mass (kg)1,498,668,433,097,190,000
Density (g/cm^3)3
Volume (km^3)501914
Orbital DirectionPrograde, same as the parents direction
Year of Discovery1980
DiscovererVoyager science team
Orbital Period (days)0.6745
Equatorial Radius (km)49
Escape Velocity (km/h)229
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)221.9
Equatorial Circumference (km)309.8
Surface Area (km^2)30,542.44
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.041
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)86057.50
Average Orbit Distance (km)221900.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)0.8
Orbital Eccentricity0.0176

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