22 relations: Amalthea (moon), Amalthea (mythology), Arjuna asteroid, Asteroid, Asteroid belt, Degree (angle), Greek mythology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Julian day, Julian year (astronomy), Jupiter, Kelvin, Natural satellite, Neal Stephenson, Occultation, Olivine, Orbit, Robert Luther, S-type asteroid, Seveneves, 4 Vesta, 9 Metis.
Amalthea (Ἀμάλθεια) is the third moon of Jupiter in order of distance from the planet.
In Greek mythology, Amaltheia (Ἀμάλθεια) is the most-frequently mentioned foster-mother of Zeus.
The Arjuna asteroids (also known as "Arjunas") are a dynamical group of asteroids in the Solar System.
Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System.
The asteroid belt is the circumstellar disc in the Solar System located roughly between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter.
A degree (in full, a degree of arc, arc degree, or arcdegree), usually denoted by ° (the degree symbol), is a measurement of a plane angle, defined so that a full rotation is 360 degrees.
Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center in Pasadena, California, United States, with large portions of the campus in La Cañada Flintridge, California.
Julian day is the continuous count of days since the beginning of the Julian Period and is used primarily by astronomers.
In astronomy, a Julian year (symbol: a) is a unit of measurement of time defined as exactly 365.25 days of SI seconds each.
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System.
The Kelvin scale is an absolute thermodynamic temperature scale using as its null point absolute zero, the temperature at which all thermal motion ceases in the classical description of thermodynamics.
A natural satellite or moon is, in the most common usage, an astronomical body that orbits a planet or minor planet (or sometimes another small Solar System body).
Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an American writer and game designer known for his works of speculative fiction.
An occultation is an event that occurs when one object is hidden by another object that passes between it and the observer.
The mineral olivine is a magnesium iron silicate with the formula (Mg2+, Fe2+)2SiO4.
In physics, an orbit is the gravitationally curved trajectory of an object, such as the trajectory of a planet around a star or a natural satellite around a planet.
Karl Theodor Robert Luther (April 16, 1822 – February 15, 1900), normally published as Robert Luther, was a German astronomer.
S-type asteroids are asteroids with a spectral type that is indicative of a silicaceous (i.e. stony) mineralogical composition, hence the name.
Seveneves is a hard science fiction novel by Neal Stephenson published in 2015.
Vesta, minor-planet designation 4 Vesta, is one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, with a mean diameter of.
9 Metis is one of the larger main-belt asteroids.