Himalia


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Hi·ma·lia

 (hĭ-mäl′yə)
n.
A satellite of Jupiter.

[Greek Himaliā, name of a nymph who bore three sons of Zeus, probably from himaliā, abundance of wheat-meal, from feminine of himalios, abundant.]

Himalia

(hɪˈmɑːlɪə)
n
(Astronomy) astronomy a satellite of Jupiter in an intermediate orbit
Translations
Himalia
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Two more of them orbit Jupiter in prograde directions (in the same sense as Jupiter's rotation) and appear to be members of a smaller group anchored by Himalia (discovered in 1904).
According to this identification scheme [11], 60 moons were classified into 8 different groups, including Small Inner Regulars and Rings, Galileans, Themisto group, Carpo group, Himalia group, Carme group, and Ananke group as well as Pasiphae group, in addition to 9 satellites that do not belong to any of previous groups.
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* Himalia Television (Covering Kashmir Valley,Jammu,Azad Kashmir,Gilgit Baltistan,Ladakh)
According to a report in New Scientist, the possible ring appears as a faint streak near Jupiter's moon Himalia in the image.
(9) Orbital Radius, Satellite Satellite [10.sup.3]km Radius, km 14 Andrasthea 128 20 [+ or -] 5 16 Methis 128 20 [+ or -] 5 15 Phiva 181 135 x 85 x 75 1 Io 221 40 [+ or -] 5 2 Europa 422 1815 [+ or -] 5 3 Ganymede 671 1569 [+ or -] 10 4 Callisto 1070 2631 [+ or -] 10 13 Lede 1880 2400 [+ or -] 10 6 Himalia 11110 5 10 Lysithea 11470 90 [+ or -] 10 7 Elara 11710 10 12 Anake 11740 40 [+ or -] 5 11 Carme 21700 10 8 Anake 22350 15 5 Amalthea 23300 20 Mass, Density, Satellite [10.sup.23]g g/[cm.sup.3] 14 Andrasthea -- -- 16 Methis -- -- 15 Phiva -- -- 1 Io -- -- 2 Europa 892 355 3 Ganymede 487 304 4 Callisto 1490 193 13 Lede 1075 183 6 Himalia -- -- 10 Lysithea -- -- 7 Elara -- -- 12 Anake -- -- 11 Carme -- -- 8 Anake -- -- 5 Amalthea -- --
For instance, Jupiter's Himalia and few other irregulars orbiting the giant planet have colors and orbital characteristics similar to those of the Hilda group of asteroids, which lies in the outer part of the asteroid belt.
The sixth is now known as Himalia and the seventh as Elara, after obscure nymphs in the Greek myths.
Which of these moons of Jupiter is the largest: Europa; Himalia; Callisto; Io?
Thus, the observation of solar system moons has progressed from the large, bright moons, such as the Galilean moons of Jupiter, to the medium-bright moons, like Titan and Rhea, to dim ones such as the Uranian moons and Triton, and on to challenging moons like Phobos, Deimos, Himalia, and Phoebe.
I have now seen all 21 of the solar system moons that are visible with a 16-inch telescope: ours, Mars's two, five of Jupiter's (Himalia was the fifth), eight of Saturn's (Enceladus and Hyperion are much easier than Mimas), four of Uranus's, and one of Neptune's (Triton).
Very few astronomical programs for home computers plot Jupiter's satellite Himalia, but if you seek this obscure Jovian moon, Horizons provides the information you need to find it.