The fourth-closest of → Jupiter's known → satellites, also known as Jupiter XIV. Thebe is 100 x 90 km in diameter and orbits its planet at 222,000 km in 0.6745 (Earth) day. It is in synchronous rotation, i.e. always keeps the same side facing Jupiter. Thebe was discovered by Stephen Synnott (Voyager 1) in 1979.
In Gk. mythology, Thebe was a nymph, daughter of the river god Asopus.