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Metis
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Photo of the satellite Metis of the planet Jupiter
Metis   Jupiter XVI (S/1979 J3)

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Mean distance from the planet Jupiter 128.000 km
Orbital period around the planet Jupiter (sideric) 0,295 d
Mean orbital velocity 31,57 km/s
Orbital inclination 0,06 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Jupiter 0,0002
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Discovered by Stephen P. Synnott, Voyager 1 Team 1979
Mass 9,56 × 1016 kg
Equatorial radius 20 km
Mean density 2,8 g/cm³
Escape velocity 0,0253 km/s
Rotational period (synchronous) 0,295 d
Albedo 0,06
Apparent magnitude + 17,5 mvis
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Metis is the greek personification of wisdom and its goddess. She is a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys.

Metis is regarded as the first wife of Zeus, whom he swallowed when he discovered that she was pregnant, fearing she might give birth to a son mightier than he. Subsequently, the goddess Athena sprang fully armed from his head.

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