Himalia and Elara By Abby Bradshaw and Paige Taylor
Himalia Elara Very little is known about Elara. Elara is Jupiter's twelfth moon. Elara is 50 miles in diameter and orbits 7,250,000 miles from Jupiter. Elara has a mass of 8 x 1017kg. It orbits Jupiter in 259.6528 (Earth) days. • Very little is known about Himalia. • Himalia is Jupiter's tenth moon. • Himalia is 110 miles in diameter and orbits 7,000,000 miles from Jupiter. • Himalia has a mass of 9.5 x 1018kg. It orbits Jupiter in 250.5662 (Earth) days. • Appears grey in color. Physical Attributes
Himalia Elara It is just 2% the size of Europa. However it is half the size of Himalia so it is the second biggest Himalian moon. It is a prograde (moves in the same direction as what it orbits) irregular satellite of Jupiter. May also be a chunk of an asteriod that was captured by Jupiter’s gravitational pull. • The largest irregular satellite of Jupiter. • The fifth largest overall in size, and only the four Galilean moons of Jupiter have greater mass. • Himalia may be the largest remaining chunk of an asteroid, which had several pieces broken off in a collision either before or after being captured by Jupiter's gravity. Special Features
Himalia Elara Elara was discovered by C. Perrine in 1905. Named after Elara, one of Zeus's lovers and the mother of the giant Tityos. Elara did not receive its present name until 1975; before then, it was simply known as Jupiter VII. • Himalia was discovered by C. Perrine in 1904. • Named after the nymph Himalia, who bore three sons of Zeus (the Greek equivalent of Jupiter). Origin of Name
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