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Himalia [hih-MAL-yuh] is the tenth known satellite of Jupiter. Himalia was a nymph who bore three sons of Zeus (Jupiter). Very little is known about Himalia.

Himalia Statistics
 Discovered byC. Perrine 
 Date of discovery1904 
 Mass (kg)9.56e+18 
 Mass (Earth = 1)1.5997e-06 
 Equatorial radius (km)93 
 Equatorial radius (Earth = 1)1.4581e-02 
 Mean density (gm/cm^3)2.8 
 Mean distance from Jupiter (km)11,480,000 
 Rotational period (days)0.4 
 Orbital period (days)250.5662 
 Mean orbital velocity (km/sec)3.34 
 Orbital eccentricity0.1580 
 Orbital inclination (degrees)27.63 
 Escape velocity (km/sec)0.117 
 Visual geometric albedo0.03 
 Magnitude (Vo)14.84 


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