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Rings and Small Satellites

Galileo Image Gallery:
Rings and Small Satellites

Amalthea

As it passed through the Jovian system, Galileo searched for clues to the origin and mass of Jupiter's faint rings and also for new natural satellites (moons). The small inner satellites Thebe, Amalthea, Metis and Adrastea were singled out for increased scrutiny.

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