Talk:Thebe (moon)

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Discovery[edit]

So was this discoverd by S synnot or voyager1?

Voyager did take the photo, but it was the human who noted that what the photo showed was a moon. andy


Jupiter's four first discovered moons were Io, Ganymede, Europa, and Callisto. Thebe could hardly be fourth. And I had thought that Thebe was a moon of Saturn...although I could be wrong on that point.

Fourth means not by discovery date, but by distance from the planet. Seems like the article needs a little clarification on this point. (Done) andy

adj.[edit]

The name is just the Greek form of 'Thebes' (Homeric poetic form of Thêbai), so the standard Latin adjectival form Theban is appropriate. kwami 2005 June 30 00:07 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

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Initial comments Nergaal (talk) 20:19, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

  • is the fourth of Jupiter's known moons (by distance from the planet). => by distance..., it is the fourth of the known moons (now it might be confusing to weather it is the 4th discovered one)
  • Ring, which is f => I would use that instead of which
  • Amalthea is the largest of the inner satellites of Jupiter. => ??? where does this fit in? I think it should say that Theme is the second of the inner ones, after Amalthea
  • Its surface features include large craters and high mountains => how large/high? relative to its size?
  • Thebe was photographed in 1979 and 1980 by the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, and later, in more detail, by the Galileo orbiter in the 1990s => the voyager 1 part has allready been said. rephrase like: after v1, it was also visited by....
  • merge discovery and exploration since they are both stubs
  • hich is composed of the dust ejected from the satellite => since you specify this, you should also explain why it is on the edge and say, not in the middle or on the inner edge?
  • ref 1 is confusing
  • refs 6 and 8 lack publishers and accessdates
  • added a few [citation needed]s

Otherwise it looks good and is comprehensive enough. A little workup and this can go to be a GA easily. Nergaal (talk) 20:35, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

I think that I fixed the article. Ruslik (talk) 15:07, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

passing Nergaal (talk) 01:59, 3 September 2008 (UTC)