Jupiter Rings Fact Sheet


[Image of Jupiter's rings]

Rings of Jupiter

                            Radius         Radius/         Thickness    Optical     Albedo     Surf. Density      
                             (km)           Eq. radius       (km)        Depth                   (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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Author/Curator:
Dr. David R. Williams, dave.williams@nasa.gov
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NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck, edwin.j.grayzeck@nasa.gov
V1.0, 17 July 1995
Last Updated: 14 October 2015, DRW