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Himalia (moon)

Discovered byCharles Dillon Perrine[?]
Discovered in1904
Orbital characteristics
Mean radius11,443,000 km
Orbital period250.1d
Is a satellite ofJupiter
Physical characteristics
Equatorial diameter~170 km
Surface area km2
Mass6.74×1018 kg
Mean density2.6 g/cm3
Surface gravity0.062 m/s2
Rotation period~0.4d
Axial tilt
Surface temp.
Atmospheric pressure0 kPa

Himalia (pronounced "hih MAL yuh") is a moon of Jupiter. It was discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine[?] at the Lick Observatory in 1904 and is named after the nymph Himalia who bore three sons of Zeus.

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