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Themisto / Himalia 1 - new EP Released [28-Mar-23]

Updated: Aug 5, 2023

Continuing with the content flow with the next [third] release from the group Enizzyo - Themisto/Himalia 1. This is made up of 6 tracks, the first representing Themisto, with the remainder covering the innermost 5 Himalia moons of Jupiter


Its name comes from the Greek mythological character who was the mother of Ister by Zeus, the Greek equivalent of the Roman god Jupiter. She was changed into a bear by a jealous Hera, who was Zeus' wife and sister

Originally called S/1975 J 1 and then S/2000 J 1 when it was rediscovered

Themisto was initially discovered on Sept. 30, 1975, by Charles Thomas Kowal and Elizabeth Roemer. It was subsequently lost until 2000, when it was rediscovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Yanga Roland Fernandez and Eugene A. Magnier as part of a systematic search for small irregular Jovian moons


Leda was named for a woman in Greek mythology. According to one legend, she was seduced by Zeus (the Greek equivalent of the Roman god, Jupiter), who had taken the form of a swan. This pairing was depicted by a number of artists, including Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. In this story, she bore Zeus two children: Pollux and Helen

Leda was discovered on Sept. 14, 1974 by Charles Thomas Kowal on plates taken from Sept. 11 through 13, 1974 with the 122-cm Schmidt telescope at Mount Palomar


In mythology, Ersa is the sister of Pandia and, as such, also the daughter of Zeus and the Moon goddess Selene. Ersa is the goddess of dew

This tiny moon of Jupiter was first spotted in 2017 and originally designated S/2018 J 1. The discovery announcement was made in July 2018


Himalia was named for a nymph of the island of Rhodes in Greek mythology who was one of the lovers of Zeus (the Greek equivalent of the Roman god Jupiter). She bore him three sons: Spartaeus, Cronios and Cytus

Himalia is the fifth largest moon orbiting Jupiter. With a mean radius of 85 km assuming an albedo of 0.04), it's only about 5% the size of the fourth largest moon, Europa. But it's by far the largest member of the Himalia group, a family of Jovian satellites which have similar orbits and appearance, and are therefore thought to have a common origin

Himalia was discovered on 3 December 1904 by Charles Dillon Perrine in photographs taken with the Crossley 36-inch (0.9 meter) reflector of the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton at the University of California, San Jose

S/2018 J 2

This moon has not yet been named and does not even appear in the NASA database of Jupiter Moons, as that does not yet recognize all of the 2018 discovered moons (S/2018 J 1 having been recently named Ersa - see above)

For further information: S/2018 J 2 - Wikipedia


Pandia is the daughter of Zeus and the Moon goddess Selene. Pandia is the goddess of the full moon and the sister of Ersa

This tiny moon of Jupiter was first spotted in 2017 and originally designated S/2017 J4

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