Jupiter Rings Fact Sheet


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Rings of Jupiter

                            Radius         Radius/         Optical     Albedo     Surf. Density      
                             (km)           Eq. radius      Depth                   (g/cm2)
   Jupiter Equator      71,492             1.000                                                           
   Halo                100,000 - 122,000   1.40 - 1.71     3 x 10-6                                                 
   Main                122,000 - 129,000   1.71 - 1.81     5 x 10-6    ~0.015      5 x 10-6                                                  
   Gossamer (inner)    129,200 - 182,000   1.81 - 2.55     1 x 10-7                                                 
   Gossamer (outer)    182,000 - 224,900   2.55 - 3.15 


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Dr. David R. Williams, dave.williams@nasa.gov
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V1.0, 17 July 1995
Last Updated: 18 September 2006, DRW