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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.
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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.
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goddess of inevitable fate. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 35]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.