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Himalia: Facts & Figures
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Discovered By
Charles Dillon Perrine
Date of Discovery
3 December 1904
Orbit Size Around Jupiter (semi-major axis)
Metric: 11,461,000 km
English: 7,121,535 miles
Scientific Notation: 1.146x107 km
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 9,600,880 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 13,321,120 km
Sidereal Orbit Period (Length of Year)
0.685995893 Earth years
250.56 Earth days
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 71,534,999.03 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 11,895.9 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
Orbit Inclination
Mean Radius
Metric: 85.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
English: 52.8 miles
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 534.1 km
Metric: 2,572,441 km3
Metric: 6,744,007,948,937,370,000 kg
Metric: 2.6 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 90,792.03 km2
Surface Gravity
Metric: 0.062 m/s2
Escape Velocity
Metric: 370 km/h
English: 230 mph
Scientific Notation: 103 m/s

Additional Information:

-USGS Astrogeology: Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature:

-JPL Solar System Dynamics:

-Solar System Moons: Discovery and Mythology by J├╝rgen Blunck; Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

-Encyclopedia of the Solar System, second edition; edited by Lucy-Ann McFadden, Paul R. Weissman, and Torrence V. Johnson; Academic Press 2007

-Ellis Miner
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Last Updated: 25 Apr 2012