Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Wednesday 5th March 2014

On This Day
5th March 1979, discovery of Jupiter moon Thebe



Voyager 1 discovered The Moon Thebe the day after Metis was discovered on photographic images taken as the probe flew past Jupiter. It was named in 1983  after the nymph Thebe daughter of Zeus. The moon is  irregularly shaped, measuring approximately  116×98×84 km

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