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Thebe(thē`bē), 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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Thebe(th'ee -bee) A small irregularly shaped inner satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Voyager 2 in 1979. See Jupiter's satellites; Table 2, backmatter.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
A small satellite of Jupiter, having an orbital radius of 137,900 miles (221,900 kilometers), and a radius of 28-34 miles (48-55 kilometers). Also known as Jupiter XIV.
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