Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The satellite of Jupiter that is tenth in distance from the planet.

Etymologies

Greek, name of a nymph who bore three sons of Zeus, probably from himalia, abundance of wheat-meal, from feminine of himalios, abundant.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • It flashed a question to its twin on Himalia, tenth from the planet.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • The jagged rocks of the four tiny outer moons, Sinope, Pasiphae, Carme, and Ananke, flickered briefly across his field of consciousness; then came Elara, Lysithea, Himalia, and Leda at half their distance from Jupiter.

    2010 Odyssey Two

  • Elara, Lysithea, Himalia, and Leda were fairly close together, and lying in almost the same plane.

    2010 Odyssey Two

  • The possible ring appears as a faint streak near Jupiter's moon Himalia in an image taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

    New Scientist - Space

  • Because the structure appears so close to Himalia, it may be the result of an impact that blasted material off the 170-kilometre-wide moon, suggest Cheng and colleagues in a study presented at the

    New Scientist - Space

  • One of Jupiter's moons, the diminutive 4-kilometre-wide S/2000 J 11, went missing after its discovery in 2000 and could have crashed into Himalia, destroying itself in the process, suggests the team.

    New Scientist - Space

  • A faint streak near Jupiter's moon Himalia may be a new ring formed by the material created by a smash between moons

    New Scientist - Online News

  • One of Jupiter's moons, the diminutive 4-kilometre-wide S/2000 J 11, went missing after its discovery in 2000 and could have crashed into Himalia, destroying itself in the process, suggested the team.

    Analysis

  • According to a report in New Scientist, the possible ring appears as a faint streak near Jupiter's moon Himalia in the image.

    Analysis

  • Because the structure appears so close to Himalia, it may be the result of an impact that blasted material off the 170-kilometre-wide moon, suggested Cheng and colleagues in a study presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Texas, earlier this month.

    Analysis

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