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Jupiter XV

Proper NameAdrastea
DesignationJupiter XV
Primary PlanetJupiter
Orbital Period7 hours, 9 minutes
Distance from JupiterSemi-Major Axis: 128,690 km
Periapsis: 128,497 km
Apoapsis: 128,883 km
Rotation Period7 hours, 9 minutes (synchronous orbit)
Mean Diameter16.4 km
10.2 miles
NotesWith Metis, Amalthea and Thebe, this is one of four moons of Jupiter known as the Amalthea Group, whose orbits lie inside that of Io, innermost of the four large Galilean Moons. Adrastea is a major source of the material in Jupiter's faint ring system.


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