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50.8 x 28.4 cm ⏐ 20.0 x 11.2 in (300dpi)
MARK GARLICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK GARLICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Amalthea is a moon of Jupiter, the third closest to the planet at 181365 km away (about 2.6 Jupiter radii from the centre of the planet). At just 250 km across at its widest point its shape is not spherical - Amalthea is small, likely a captured asteroid. This image portrays a potential exploration party on the surface of Amalthea. From there, the globe of Jupiter spans an incredible 46 degrees of arc across the sky.
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