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Metis
Metis Moon

Metis: Red Moon of Jupiter

Metis is the innermost moon of the planet Jupiter, and is also the fastest-moving. Dust ejected from it's surface help form the main ring around Jupiter.

For a listing of all moons, see Moons of the Planets.

Metis Facts
      1. Mass (kg)
      2. 9.56 x 1016
      1. Radius (km)
      2. 20
      1. Density (gm/cm3)
      2. 2.8
      1. Distance from planet (km)
      2. 127,969
      1. Rotational period (days)
      1. Orbital period (days)
      2. 0.294779
      1. Orbital velocity (km/sec)
      2. 31.57
      1. Eccentricity of orbit
      2. 0.0
      1. Inclination of orbit (°)
      2. 0.0
      1. Albedo
      2. 0.05
      1. Magnitude (Vo)
      2. 17.5
      1. Atmosphere