Small inner moons of Jupiter: Amalthea, Thebe, and Metis
Shown in this montage of images are three of Jupiter's small moons. The
top two images are of Thebe, both taken on 07 November 1997. The next two are of
Amalthea, taken on 06 and 07 November. The bottom is an image of Metis,
also taken on 07 November.
These two images of Amalthea were obtained by the Galileo orbiter on
12 August 1999 (left) and 26 November 1999 (right). Such stereo
pairs can help scientists determine more about the moon's shape and