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Himalia, Moon of Jupiter

Himalia is a Moon that orbits round Jupiter rather than the Sun which our Earth orbits round. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 71,534,999.03 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 13,321,120 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 6,744,007,948,937,370,000 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.6 g/cm3. Its volume is 2.6 g/cm3. It was discovered on 3 December 1904 by Charles Dillon Perrine.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 11,461,000 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The mass of the object is calculated at being 6,744,007,948,937,370,000 kg. The equatorial circumference of Himalia is 534.1 km. The mean radius of Himalia is 85.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of Himalia is 90,792.03 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.062 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 11,895.9 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Himalia orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 27.496 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1623, it is the degree at which Himalia orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Himalia Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference71,534,999.03 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)13,321,120 km
Mass6,744,007,948,937,370,000 kg
Density2.6 g/cm3
Volume2,572,441 km3
Date of Discovery3 December 1904
DiscovererCharles Dillon Perrine
Semi-Major Axis11,461,000 km
Mass6,744,007,948,937,370,000 kg
Equatorial Circumference534.1 km
Mean Radius85.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area90,792.03 km2
Surface Gravity0.062 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity11,895.9 km/h
Orbital Inclination27.496
Orbital Eccentricity0.1623

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