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Amalthea
Amalthea
Satellite of Jupiter
Diameter 167 km
Discovery date September 9, 1892
Discovered by Edward Emerson Bernard
Amalthea is the third moon of Jupiter in order of distance from the planet. It was discovered on 9 September 1892, by Edward Emerson Barnard and named after Amalthea, a nymph in Greek mythology.