If I Am the Daughter of Jupiter and Ananke, What Moon Am I?

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Adrastea is the moon of Jupiter that was named after the daughter of Jupiter and Ananke, according to Nine Planets. In Roman mythology, Jupiter is the king of the gods, Ananke is the dictator of fate, and their daughter Adrastea is the distributor of punishments and rewards.

The moon Adrastea was discovered in 1979 by David Jewitt on the Voyager I. It is in the same orbit as Metis, another of Jupiter's moons, and is one of the smallest known moons in the entire solar system. Scientists believe that the orbits of Metis and Adrastea eventually will decay due to their small size.