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  Himalia, A Moon of Jupiter
Himalia [hih-MAL-yuh] is the tenth known satellite of Jupiter and is the brightest of Jupiter's outer satellites.
The brightest of Jupiter's outer satellites, Himalia, was captured and resolved, for the first time, in a series of narrow angle images taken on December 19, 2000 from a distance of 4.4 million kilometers during the brief period when Cassini's attitude was stabilized by thrusters instead of reaction wheels.
It is likely that Himalia is not spherical: it is believed to be a body captured into orbit around Jupiter and as such, is likely to be an irregularly shaped asteroid.
www.solarviews.com /eng/himalia.htm   (215 words)

  
 * Himalia - (Astronomy): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The brightest of Jupiter's outer satellites, Himalia, was captured and resolved, for the first time, in a series of narrow angle images taken on December 19, 2000 from a distance of 4...
Himalia is 110 miles (170 km) in diameter and orbits 7,000,000 miles (11,480,000 km) from Jupiter.
Himalia ("hih MAL yuh") is the tenth of Jupiter's known satellites: : 11,480,000 km from Jupiter : 186 km : 9.56e18 kg Himalia was a nymph who bore three sons of Zeus (Jupiter).
www.bestknows.com /astronomy/himalia.html   (401 words)

  
 Himalia (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Himalia (hye-mal'-ee-a, also hi-mahl'-ee-a, IPA /haɪ'mæ.li.ə/, /hɪ'mɑ:li.ə/; Greek ‘Ιμαλíα) 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.
Himalia did not receive its present name until 1975; before then, it was simply known as Jupiter VI.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Himalia_(moon)   (167 words)

  
 Himalia
Himalia is a satellite of the planet Jupiter.
Compared with the satellites of other planets of the solar system, Himalia is a small Moon with a diameter of 180 km and a mass of 9.56E+18 kg kg.
Himalia is an average distance of 11480000 km from Jupiter and completes its rotation of Jupiter in 250.57 days.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /moons/himalia.htm   (64 words)

  
 Greek Mythology: HIMALIA Nymph of Rhodes
HIMALIA was a NYMPHE of the island of Rhodes.
She was seduced by Zeus when he came to the island to vanquish the Gigantes (probably the Telkhines).
Himalia was perhaps identified with Halia, sister of the Telkhines.
www.theoi.com /Nymphe/NympheHimalia.html   (56 words)

  
 Catalog Page for PIA02881   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured images of Himalia, the brightest of Jupiter's outer moons, on Dec. 19, 2000, from a distance of 4.4 million kilometers (2.7 million miles).
This near-infrared image, with a resolution of about 27 kilometers (17 miles) per pixel, indicates that the side of Himalia facing the spacecraft is roughly 160 kilometers (100 miles) in the up-down direction.
Cassini's pictures of Himalia were taken during a brief period when Cassini's attitude was stabilized by thrusters instead of by a steadier reaction-wheel system.
photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov /cgi-bin/PIAGenCatalogPage.pl?PIA02881   (220 words)

  
 Birds Online - My Budgies - Himalia
The staff of the animal shelter stated that the bird suffered from heavy disturbances of equilibrium and due to that could hardly hold itself on the perches that were fixed in the cage.
For many weeks, a friendly woman intensely cared for Himalia and she knew that the chances for finding a new home for the bird were pretty low since it would be more or less disabled for the rest of its life.
It was me who chose Himalia's name, because when she arrived at the animal shelter, she was nameless.
www.birds-online.de /meine_sittiche/derzeitige/himalia_en.htm   (738 words)

  
 [9.04] The gravitational stirring of the irregular prograde satellites of Jupiter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Himalia prograde group contains five known members and is spectrally homogeneous, arguing for a single progenitor body being responsible for the observed population.
In particular, the relative orbital velocity between the two largest satellites, Himalia and Elara, is 175 m/sec, the largest Himalia-relative velocity within the group with the exception of S/2000 J11.
Moreover, the velocity dispersion of the remainder of the group with respect to Elara is as large as 320 m/sec.
www.aas.org /publications/baas/v36n2/dda04/16.htm   (318 words)

  
 * Lysithea - (Astronomy): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 12 smaller moons are named: Metis, Adrastea, Amalthea, Thebe, Leda, Himalia, Lysithea, Elara, Ananke, Carme, Pasiphae, and Sinope...
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system - larger than all the other planets combined...
Himalia - A little over 51 miles in diameter, this moon orbits Jupiter from a distance of 6,888,000 miles.
www.bestknows.com /astronomy/lysithea.html   (255 words)

  
 Jupiter's Outer Moons
Jupiter VI Himalia ("hih MAL yuh") is the tenth of Jupiter's known satellites:
Unlike the inner satellites, the orbits of Leda, Himalia, Lysithea and Elara are significantly inclined to Jupiter's equator (about 28 degrees).
Leda, Himalia, Lysithea and Elara may be remnants of a single asteroid that was captured by Jupiter and broken up.
www.seds.org /nineplanets/nineplanets/jupouter.html   (500 words)

  
 Rick Scott's Natural Images - Finding Himalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Himalia is small, only 170km in diameter with a visible magnitude of about 15.
I needed to have many of the dim stars in the area around Himalia to identify it, so I set up the two programs to display the same area of the sky at the same scale.
After locating the correct star field, it was possible to see something extremely dim quite close to the position where Himalia should have been, but it seemed dimmer than 15th magnitude in comparison to nearby stars.
members.cox.net /rmscott/astro/FindingHimalia/FindingHimalia.html   (1258 words)

  
 Himalia - (Manzanita Article)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Himalia (pronounced "hi MAL iya") is a moonof Jupiter.
On December 19, 2000, the Cassini space probe, en route to Saturn, captured a very low resolution image of Himalia, but it was too distant to show any surfacedetails.
Himalia did not receive its present name until 1975; before then, it was simply known as"Jupiter VI".
www.manzanitaoregonnews.com /articles/index.cfm?artOID=291765&cp=124677   (209 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article on Himalia (moon) [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Himalia (pronounced "hi MAL iya") is a moon of Jupiter.
On December 19, 2000, the Cassini space probe, en route to Saturn, captured a very low resolution image of Himalia, but it was too distant to show any surface details.
Himalia did not receive its present name until 1975; before then, it was simply known as "Jupiter VI".
encyclozine.com /Himalia_(moon)   (221 words)

  
 Irregular Satellite Research
Within the Himalia family, however, velocities vary from 50 to 320 m/s and these are generally too high.
One obvious difference is that Himalia is a fairly large satellite (at D=170 km it is the largest jovian irregular) while for the retrograde parent bodies D
The semimajor axis evolution of "clones" of the four Himalia group members, Himalia (purple), Elara (blue), Lysithea (red) and Leda (green) for 100 Myr as they are scattered by Himalia.
star.arm.ac.uk /~aac/families.html   (977 words)

  
 Himalia group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Himalia group is a dynamical grouping of Jupiter's moons, which share similar orbits.
The known members of the group are (in order of increasing distance from Jupiter):
Himalia (the largest, who gives its name to the group)
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Himalia_group   (141 words)

  
 abstract articolo scientifico oac
First detections include methane fluorescence on Jupiter, a surprisingly high opposition surge on Europa, the first visual-near-IR spectra of Himalia and Jupiter's optically-thin ring system, and the first near-infrared observations of the rings over an extensive range of phase angles (0-120°).
Himalia has a slightly reddish spectrum, an apparent absorption near 3 µm, and a geometric albedo of /0.06+/-0.01 at 2.2 µm (assuming an 85-km radius).
If the 3-µm feature in Himalia's spectrum is eventually confirmed, it would be suggestive of the presence of water in some form, either free, bound, or incorporated in layer-lattice silicates.
www.na.astro.it /biblioteca/abstr03/abstr_65.html   (263 words)

  
 Jovian Moon - Himalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Himalia is an 85km wide lump of rock in a large orbit around jupiter which takes it around the gas giant once every 250 earth days.
Himalia is about magnitude 15.10 currently, and if it was close to the planet, it would be very difficult to pick out of the background planet glow.
Finally on March 16th between 22:15UT and 23:15UT I had some very rare clear skies, and was able to attempt to capture this faint moon.
astro.neutral.org /jupiter/himalia.html   (380 words)

  
 JUPITER'S Moons - EnchantedLearning.com
The moons of Jupiter are (in order by their distance from Jupiter): Metis, Adrastea, Amalthea, Thebe, Io, Europa, Ganymede (the biggest), Callisto (the second biggest), Leda (the smallest), Himalia, Lysithea, Elara, Ananke, Carme, Pasiphae, Sinope, and many newly-discovered moons that haven't been named yet.
Metis is 25 miles (40 km) in diameter and orbits 79,500 miles (128,000 km) from Jupiter, within its main ring.
Himalia was discovered by C. Perrine in 1904.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/planets/jupiter/moons.shtml   (1399 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Himalia (moon)
Himalia, photographed by the Cassini probe, December 2000 (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona) This work is copyrighted.
Statue of Zeus The Greek sculptor Phidias created the 12-m (40-ft) tall Statue of Zeus in about 435 bc.
December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Himalia-(moon)   (1571 words)

  
 Umbagollah - an imaginary country
Her brother is used to getting the food and only fighting for protection.
Don't let her innocence fool you, she is highly deadly, very good at what she does, and knows more than one way to make someone suffer.
They can hear the thumps, sighs and mutterings of rehearsals going on beneath them, and when they venture downstairs they are likely to be met by members of the theatrical team hauling mounds of cloth, furniture or props or perhaps bringing in plates of food to feed the workers.
www.umbagollah.com /himalia.html   (656 words)

  
 news report
The brightest of Jupiter's outer satellites, Himalia, was captured and
Himalia's size and phase (the sunlight is coming from the left).
likely that Himalia is not spherical: it is believed to be a body
www.ismennt.is /vefir/earth/wres/jplserv.htm   (559 words)

  
 CNN.com - Space - Cassini snaps pics of Jupiter lightning, elusive moon - January 23, 2001
These two images taken of Jupiter's day and night sides by Cassini show storms visible on the day side as the sources of visible lightning on the night side.
Himalia, the brightest of Jupiter's outer moons, was captured and resolved for the first time in several Cassini images.
The spacecraft was 2.8 million miles (4.4 million km) from the moon when it took the one to the right.
archives.cnn.com /2001/TECH/space/01/23/jupiter.pics   (457 words)

  
 Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Cassini sees Jupiter lightning storms, small moon
A new batch of Jupiter images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft demonstrates some of the ways scientists are using Cassini's camera to learn more than what first meets the eye, such as determining particle sizes in clouds and identifying which storms produce lightning.
One new picture is the best yet taken of the small moon Himalia, and is the first ever to show one of Jupiter's outer moons as more than a star-like dot.
One pair of frames shows the same portion of the planet both in daylight then after it had rotated to the night side, showing that only certain small areas were producing lightning.
spaceflightnow.com /news/n0101/24cassini   (1203 words)

  
 [10.03] On the Problem of Phoebe's Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With their large sizes, Himalia and Phoebe are distinguished among the irregular satellites of Jupiter and Saturn, respectively.
Their orbital semimajor axes and eccentricities are similar as well; however, Phoebe follows an almost-ecliptical retrograde orbit, quite unlike that of prograde Himalia.
Moreover, Himalia has a well-defined dynamical family, whereas Phoebe does not appear to, although several recently discovered irregular satellites of Saturn (2000 S1, S7, S9 and S12) have inclinations like Phoebe's (Gladman et al.
www.aas.org /publications/baas/v35n4/dda2003/54.htm   (310 words)

  
 Himalia group -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Himalia group -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
The Himalia group is a dynamical grouping of ((Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus) Jupiter's moons, which share similar (The (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another) orbits.
The (Click link for more info and facts about semi-major axes) semi-major axes range between 11.15 and 11.75 Gm, the (An attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others) inclinations between 26.6° and 28.3°, and the (Click link for more info and facts about eccentricities) eccentricities between 0.11 and 0.25.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/hi/himalia_group.htm   (222 words)

  
 DiscoverThePlanets.Com - Jupiter, The 5th Planet from the Sun!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Himalia, the eleventh satellite of Jupiter was discovered by C. Perrine in 1904.
In Greek mythology, Himalia (a nymph) was the mother of three sons of Zeus.
There is very little information known about Himalia.
www.discovertheplanets.com /jupiter/jmoons/Himalia.html   (200 words)

  
 Jupiter's Outer Moons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Leda (Jupiter XIII) is the ninth of Jupiter's known satellites and the smallest:
Himalia (Jupiter VI) is the tenth of Jupiter's known satellites:
Ananke (Jupiter XII) is the thirteenth of Jupiter's known satellites:
www.csc.tcd.ie /~tass/tnp/nineplanets/jupouter.html   (366 words)

  
 DaliLlama.com » 100th Himalia Moon Discovery Anniversary
On December 3rd, 1904, the Jovian moon “Himalia” was discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine at Lick Observatory in San Jose, California.
Due to the extraordinary significance of this event and its centennial anniversary, we all felt compelled to celebrate.
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www.dalillama.com /index.php?p=131   (90 words)

  
 List of publication on 2002 for small jovian satellites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Title: The 1.95-2.50 μm Spectrum of J6 Himalia Authors: Geballe, Thomas R. Ore, C. Dalle; Cruikshank, Dale P. Owen, T. Journal: Icarus, Volume 159, Issue 2, p.
The reflectance spectrum of Jupiter's sixth satellite, Himalia, is featureless in the wavelength region 1.95-2.50 μm as seen at a spectral resolution of 0.005 μm, with no absorptions deeper than a few percent.
O (30-μm grains) mixed intimately in the soil of Himalia, or alternatively 0.3% of the surface covered by exposures of H
jupiter.berkeley.edu /other_publi2002.html   (819 words)

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