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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 (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.
Himalia did not receive its present name until 1975; before then, it was simply known as Jupiter VI.
It is the largest member of the group that bears its name, five moons orbiting between 11 and 13 Gm from Jupiter at an inclination of about 27.5°.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Himalia_(moon)   (167 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Callisto (moon)
Moons of solar system scaled to Earths Moon The common noun moon (not capitalized) is used to mean any natural satellite of the other planets.
Although the name "Callisto" was suggested by Simon Marius soon after the moon's discovery, this name and the names of the other Galilean satellites fell into disfavour for a considerable time, and were not revived in common use until the mid-20th century.
Galileo orbiter data suggest that the interior is composed of compressed rock and ice, with the percentage of rock increasing with depth due to partial settling of its constituents.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Callisto-(moon)   (2818 words)

  
 * Himalia - (Astronomy): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Himalia is the only moon other than the Galilean moons of Jupiter that is visible in an amateur size telescope.
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.mimihu.com /astronomy/himalia.html   (367 words)

  
 Himalia (moon)
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".
www.starrepublic.org /encyclopedia/wikipedia/h/hi/himalia__moon_.html   (116 words)

  
 Jupiter: Moons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jupiter has 16 confirmed moons, four large moons that were discovered the first time Jupiter was studied with a telescope, and 12 small ones discovered since.
Because Leda, Himalia, Lysithea, and Elara all orbit in very similar orbits — very similar distances and orbital inclination — some have theorized that all four of these moons were once part of a larger asteroid that was broken up by Jupiter.
Himalia is a small moon that was once an asteroid, or so it appears from its unusual angled orbit around Jupiter.
www.space.com /reference/jupiter/moons.html   (2623 words)

  
 Himalia (moon)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Himalia did not receive its present name until the 1970s ; before then, it was simply known as "Jupiter VI".
The Moon Outlines some of the theories of how the Earth and Moon split, along with Apollo expeditions of space journeys to the moon.
The Moon - Zoom Astronomy The moon, lunar phases, tides, lunar exploration, activities.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Himalia_(moon).html   (389 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Himalia (moon)
/haɪ'mæ.li.ə/, /hɪ'mÉ‘:li.ə/; Greek ‘Ιμαλíα) is a moon of Jupiter.
Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure trace Sulfur dioxide 90% Io (IPA:, eye-oe, Greek Ιώ) is the innermost of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter.
Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 1 µPa Oxygen 100% Europa (ew-roe-pa, /juro:pa/ listen?, Greek Ευρώπη) is a moon of the planet Jupiter, smallest of the four Galilean moons.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Himalia-(moon)   (1554 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Himalia (moon)
Himalia, photographed by the Cassini probe, December 2000 (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona) This work is copyrighted.
The Himalia group is a dynamical grouping of Jupiters moons, which share similar orbits.
Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure trace Carbon dioxide 100% Callisto (ka-lis-toe, Greek Καλλιστώ) is a moon of the planet Jupiter, discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Himalia-%28moon%29   (1554 words)

  
 The Moons of the Solar System — Himalia
The moon of Jupiter – Himalia (VI) – was discovered in 1904 by C.
Himalia was a nymph and one of many Zeus's lovers...
    The moon by this name is in elliptical prograde orbit (→eccentricity e = 0.162) with a →semimajor axis a = 11,461,000 km.
ksiezyce.republika.pl /jupiter/himalia_en.html   (399 words)

  
 * Ganymede - (Astronomy): Definition
Ganymede is the largest moon of Jupiter, a large, icy, outer moon that is scarred with impact craters and many parallel faults.
Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system, having a diameter of over five thousand kilometers, greater than that of both and.
Its surface is hidden by a thick orange haze, an atmosphere composed mostly of nitrogen with traces of methane and argon.
en.mimi.hu /astronomy/ganymede.html   (1086 words)

  
 * Elara - (Astronomy): Definition
Compared with the satellites of other planets of the solar system, Elara is a small Moon with a diameter of 90 km and a mass of 7.77E+17 kg.
Elara ("EE lar uh") is the twelfth of Jupiter's known satellites: : 11,737,000 km from Jupiter : 76 km : 7.77e17 kg Elara was the mother by Zeus of the giant Tityus.
Elara - This moon is a little under 46 miles in diameter and orbits Jupiter from a distance of 7,042,200 miles.
en.mimi.hu /astronomy/elara.html   (277 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.
Callisto is a large, icy, dark-colored, low-density outer moon of Jupiter that is scarred with impact craters and ejecta.
This moon is 3 miles (5 km) in diameter and has an irregular orbit roughly 15 million miles (24 million km) from Jupiter.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/planets/jupiter/moons.shtml   (1399 words)

  
 cassini snaps pics of jupiter lightning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
Astronomers speculate that the small moon was captured it into its present orbit and that it has an irregular shape.
www.blackvault.com /news/cassini_snaps_pics_of_jupiter_.html   (410 words)

  
 Jupiter's Outer Moons
Farthest from Jupiter (outward of the Galilean moons) are the eight tiny moons:
Leda was queen of Sparta and the mother, by Zeus in the form of a swan, of Pollux and Helen of Troy.
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)

  
 Zoom Astronomy Glossary: H
It is sometimes called a quarter moon (this moon has completed one quarter of an orbit around the Earth from its full or new position, and one quarter of the moon's surface is visible from Earth).
The Harvest moon is the full moon that appears closest in time to the Autumnal Equinox, occurring in late September or early October.
Helene is one of the smaller of the 18 moons of Saturn.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/glossary/indexh.shtml   (3024 words)

  
 * Lysithea - (Astronomy): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Compared with the satellites of other planets of the solar system, Lysithea is a small Moon with a diameter of 24 km and a mass of 7.77E+16 kg...
Himalia - A little over 51 miles in diameter, this moon orbits Jupiter from a distance of 6,888,000 miles.
Lysithea - This twenty-two miles in diameter moon is a little over 7,000,000 miles away from Jupiter...
www.bestknows.com /astronomy/lysithea.html   (255 words)

  
 Himalia (Mond) - netlexikon
Himalia (Jupiter VI) ist einer der größeren äußeren Monde des Planeten Jupiter.
Himalia umkreist Jupiter in einem mittleren Abstand von 11.461.000 km in 250 Tagen und 13 Stunden und 35 Minuten.
Himalia besitzt einen mittleren Durchmesser von 170 km.
www.lexikon-definition.de /Himalia-%28Jupitermond%29.html   (280 words)

  
 Jovian Moon - Himalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
However, it would mean that any movement of the moon would be harder to detect, and the glow from jupiter would be increased.
astro.neutral.org /jupiter/himalia.html   (380 words)

  
 The Moons of the Solar System — Elara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The moon of Jupiter – Elara (VII) – was discovered in 1905 by C.
    The moon by this name is in elliptical prograde orbit (→eccentricity e = 0.217) with a →semimajor axis a = 11,741,000 km.
Due to its similarity in semimajor axis to some of the other satellites of Jupiter, it is considered to be a member of a so called Himalia (probably the remnants of a single large body).
ksiezyce.republika.pl /jupiter/elara_en.html   (434 words)

  
 Catalog Page for PIA02881   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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).
The inset shows the little moon magnified by a factor of 10, plus a graphic indicating Himalia's size and the direction of lighting (with sunlight coming from the left).
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)

  
 Himalia (moon) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Himalia (hye-mal'-ee-a, also hi-mahl'-ee-a, (Click link for more info and facts about IPA) IPA, ; Greek ‘Ιμαλíα) is a (Any natural satellite of a planet) moon of ((Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus) Jupiter.
It was sometimes called " ((Greek mythology) the goddess of the hearth and its fire in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Vesta) Hestia".
It is the largest member of the (Click link for more info and facts about group that bears its name) group that bears its name, five moons orbiting between 11 and 13 Gm from Jupiter at an inclination of about 27.5°.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/H/Hi/Himalia_(moon).htm   (619 words)

  
 Extreme terraforming? - Bad Astronomy and Universe Today Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many of the jovian and saturnian moons are iceballs, or otherwise very rich in water.
At best, some of the larger moons can be made more hospitible by constructing environmental habbitatat domes, and even then most of the Galliolian moons would require radiation shielding.
Neptune's 3 largest moons are also the farthest, but Triton the largest, and Proteus the 2nd largest are still too close at 353,000 and 117,600 respectivly.
www.bautforum.com /showthread.php?t=27605   (763 words)

  
 Himalia (maan) -- Himalia (foto van NASA/JPL/U. Arizona) () Ontdekking On...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Himalia (maan) -- Himalia (foto van NASA/JPL/U. Arizona) () Ontdekking On...
{{JupiterManen}} Himalia is een natuurlijke maan van Jupiter.
Ze werd ontdekt door Charles Dillon Perrine in het Lick Observatorium in 1904 en werd vernoemd naar de nimf Himalia (mythologie) welke drie zonen van Zeus.
himalia-maan.nl.tracking24.net   (136 words)

  
 Rick Scott's Natural Images - Finding Himalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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)

  
 * Calendar Month - (Astronomy): Definition
The first Full Moon of July comes on the 2nd and the second Full Moon falls on the 31st -- a July Blue Moon.
The last Blue Moon was on 30th November 2001, there are none during 2002 and 2003.
The length of time between recurrences of the full moon on the same date is 235 lunar months, or 19 years.
en.mimi.hu /astronomy/calendar_month.html   (237 words)

  
 jan142001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
moon had been previously observed in 1975 but then couldn't be spotted again.
The moons of Jupiter are roughly divided into three groups.
Eight Jovian moons are far outside the orbits of the Galilean satellites.
cc.ysu.edu /physics-astro/column/jan142001.html   (888 words)

  
 LookSmart - Search results for "satellite"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Find out about Themisto, the moon of Jupiter that was discovered by Charles Kowal in 1975 and then lost for 25 years until rediscovered in 2000.
Find out about Epimetheus, a moon with a heavily cratered surface indicates that the satellite is billions of years old.
Find out about Himalia, the eleventh satellite of Jupiter that was discovered by C. Perrine in 1904.
www.looksmart.com /r?l&key=satellite&source=LookSites&isp=US&c=0&cluster=cl0discovertheplanets0com   (340 words)

  
 Senshi of Protection-Jupiter Senshi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
History: In the past, Himalia served as a senshi ambassador because of her social nature.
Europa was present at the time of the Negaverse attack on the moon, and protected Queen Serenity long enough for her to accomplish her mission.
She was rewarded with the crescent moon mark of leadership.
www.angelfire.com /anime3/sailorsun/jupsenshi.html   (1285 words)

  
 * Himalia - (Astronomy): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hewish, Antony -- Heze -- High-energy astronomy -- High-mass X-ray binaries -- Himalia (moon) -- Hindu calendar -- Hipparchus -- Hipparcos -- History of astronomy...
Of these, only the five closest to Callisto—Themisto (diameter: 5 mi/8 km); Leda (diameter: 6 mi/10 km), Himalia (diameter: 106 mi/170 km), Lysithea (diameter: 15 mi/24 km), and Elara (diameter...
Io is covered by at least 10 active sulfur-spewing volcanos, as well as flows, vent craters, and fissures...
www.bestknows.com /astronomy/himalia.html   (401 words)

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