Himalia


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Himalia

(hĭmäl`yə), in astronomy, one of the 39 known moons, or natural satellites, of JupiterJupiter
, in astronomy, 5th planet from the sun and largest planet of the solar system. Astronomical and Physical Characteristics

Jupiter's orbit lies beyond the asteroid belt at a mean distance of 483.6 million mi (778.
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Himalia

(hi-may -lee-ă, -mah -) A satellite of Jupiter, discovered in 1904 by the US astronomer Charles Dillon Perrine (1867–1951). It is the largest of Jupiter's irregular satellites, with a diameter of 150 km. See Jupiter's satellites; Table 2, backmatter.

Himalia

[hi′mäl·ē·ə]
(astronomy)
A small satellite of Jupiter with a diameter of about 35 miles (56 kilometers), orbiting at a mean distance of 7.12×106 miles (11.46×106 kilometers). Also known as Jupiter VI.
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We were taking an image of Himalia to test the instrument.
Because the structure appears so close to Himalia, it may be the result of an impact that blasted material off the 170-kilometre-wide moon, suggested Cheng and colleagues in a study presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Texas, earlier this month.
One of Jupiter's moons, the diminutive 4-kilometre-wide S/2000 J 11, went missing after its discovery in 2000 and could have crashed into Himalia, destroying itself in the process, suggested the team.