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Galileo's best images of Thebe, Amalthea, and Metis

Galileo's best images of Thebe, Amalthea, and Metis

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Galileo's best images of Thebe, Amalthea, and Metis
On January 4, 2000, near its orbit periapsis, Galileo captured its highest-resolution images of three of Jupiter's four inner regular moons: Thebe, Amalthea, and Metis, imaged from 192,700; 237,700; and 292,600 kilometers away, respectively. The images have been enlarged from their original resolution to a common scale for comparison, and rotated to place north approximately up. Thebe is about 84 kilometers pole-to-pole; Amalthea, 128 kilometers; and Metis, 38 kilometers.

Here is the original data for the above images, with the addition of Galileo's best image of Adrastea.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about January 4, 2000

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