This is a composite image of the small moons of Saturn.
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Metis was discovered by S. Synnott of the Voyager
team in 1979. It is the moon closest to Jupiter, with a standoff distance of 127,960 km. Metis is one of the small moons
, and is about the size of the city of Los Angeles, at about 40 km
Metis and Adrastea may function as shepherd satellites for the Jovian ring
system. As a small moon, the composition and surface features of Metis are unknown.
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