Adrastea


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Adrastea

(ädrəstē`ə), in astronomy, one of the 39 known moons, or natural satellites, of JupiterJupiter
, in astronomy, 5th planet from the sun and largest planet of the solar system. Astronomical and Physical Characteristics

Jupiter's orbit lies beyond the asteroid belt at a mean distance of 483.6 million mi (778.
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Adrastea

(ă-dras -tee-ă) A small irregularly shaped satellite of Jupiter, one of the planet's inner group of satellites, discovered in 1979. See Jupiter's satellites; Table 2, backmatter.

Adrastea

[ə′dras·tē·ə]
(astronomy)
A small satellite of Jupiter, having an orbital radius of 80,140 miles (128,980 kilometers) and radial dimensions of 7, 6, and 5 miles (12, 10, and 8 kilometers). Also known as Jupiter XV.

Adrastea

goddess of inevitable fate. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 35]
See: Fate
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General morphology of ovipositor and membranous valves similar to those of Ellipteroides (Protogonomyia) adrastea Stary & Mendl, 1984, from which it differs by female cercus longer than tergite 10, distally thinner and upturned, and with blunt tip.
The Galileo pictures confirm that the ring's densest part is the outer edge, adding weight to earlier suspicions that Adrastea feeds the ring.
Adrastea and Metis orbit Jupiter almost exactly in the equatorial plane.
The correct order of the moons: 1) Metis 2) Adrastea 3) Amalthea 4) Thebe 5) Io 6) Europa 7) Ganymede 8) Callisto.
Interestingly this angular shift can be explained with the same order of magnitude from the viewpoint of Q-satellite angular shift (see Table 1), in particular for Jupiter's Adrastea (10.