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2. The Inner Moons or Amalthea group

There are four moons within the Inner Moons or the Amalthea group. These moons are much smaller than the Galilean moons and are closer to Jupiter. Called the Amalthea group after the largest satellite, Amalthea, these moons have nearly circular orbits and provide the dust that maintains Jupiter's rings. These moons include Metis, Adrastea, Amalthea, and Thebe.

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