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Himalia
Himalia Moon

Moon of Jupiter: Himalia



Himalia is the 6th largest moon of the planet Jupiter, and is believed to be one chunk of a C-class or D-class asteroid that broke apart in a collision during capture by Jupiter's gravity. The other chunks of this asteroid became the moons Elara, Leda, and Lysithea. These four similar moons are named the Himalia group.

For a listing of all moons, see Moons of the Planets.

Himalia Facts
      1. Mass (kg)
      2. 7.77e+17
      1. Radius (km)
      2. 38
      1. Density (gm/cm3)
      2. 3.3
      1. Distance from planet (km)
      2. 11,737,000
      1. Rotational period (days)
      2. 0.5
      1. Orbital period (days)
      2. 259.6528
      1. Orbital velocity (km/sec)
      2. 3.29
      1. Eccentricity of orbit
      2. 0.2072
      1. Inclination of orbit (°)
      2. 24.77
      1. Albedo
      2. 0.03
      1. Magnitude (Vo)
      2. 16.77
      1. Atmosphere