Amalthea

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CURRENT POSITION: 3 AQU 30
Incl: 5.04305
Eccent: 0.0865012
Period: 3.6637028521528 years
AU 2.376476
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

12.3.1871 00:00 Dusseldorf 24e45 59n26 observations 0

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Named for the daughter of King Melissus of Crete, who nourished Zeus {see planet  (5731)} with the milk of a goat. (H 15)

Named (AN 77, 217 (1871)) by the Berlin astronomers by a vote of 5 to 3.

The name Amalthea has also been given to the fifth satellite of Jupiter, discovered 1892 by E. Barnard.

Avastatud: 12-3-1871 Avastamiskoht: Dusseldorf Avastajad: Luther, R.

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