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Themisto
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Photo of the satellite Themisto of the planet Jupiter
Themisto   Jupiter XVIII (S/1975 J1, S/2000 J1)

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Mean distance from the planet Jupiter 7.507.000 km
Orbital period around the planet Jupiter (sideric) 130,02 d
Orbital inclination 45,67 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Jupiter 0,242
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Discovered by Charles Thomas Kowal, Elizabeth Roemer 1975
Mass 6,9 × 1014 kg
Equatorial radius 4 km
Mean density 2,6 g/cm³
Albedo 0,04
Apparent magnitude + 21,0 mvis
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Themisto is the daughter of Hypseus and the second wife of Athamas. When Athamas returned to his first wife Ino, Themisto tried to kill Ino's children but killed her own children by mistake instead.

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