Jupiter Rings Fact Sheet


[Jupiter's rings]
Rings of Jupiter
  Radius
(km)
Radius/
Eq. radius
Thickness
(km)
Optical
Depth
 
Albedo
Surf. Density
(g/cm2)
Jupiter Equator 71,492 1.000  
Halo 89,400 - 123,000 1.25 - 1.72 ~10,000 3 x 10-6  
Main Ring 123,000 - 128,940 1.72 - 1.80 <~100 5 x 10-6 ~0.015 5 x 10-6
Amalthea Ring 128,940 - 181,350 1.80 - 2.54 2,600 1 x 10-7  
Thebe Ring 181,350 - 221,900 2.54 - 3.10 8,800 1 x 10-7  
Thebe Extension 221,900 - 280,000 3.10 - 3.92 8,800 1 x 10-7  

For more details on the rings of Jupiter, see the PDS Rings Node Vital Statistics.


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NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck, edwin.j.grayzeck@nasa.gov
V1.0, 17 July 1995
Last Updated: 14 October 2015, DRW