Encyclopedia > Himalia (moon)

  Article Content

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.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Charles Bonnet

... condition of memory. When reflection--that is, the active element in mind--is applied to the acquisition and combination of sensations, those abstract ideas are formed ...