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Himalia





Himalia
Cassini image of Himalia taken Dec. 19, 2000, from a range of 4,400,000 km
The eleventh known moon of Jupiter. Himalia is also known as Jupiter VI.


discovery 1904, by Charles Dillon Perrine
semimajor axis 11,452,000 km (7,117,000 miles)
diameter 170 km (106 miles)
mean density 2.6 g/cm3
escape velocity 0.100 km/s (360 km/h 224 mph)
orbital period 250.37 days
orbital eccentricity 0.151
orbital inclination 30.49°
axial period 0.4 days
visual albedo 0.04


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