|Discovered by||Scott S. Sheppard|
Mean orbit radius
The moon was named in 2019 after Pandia (Πανδία Pandīa), the Greek goddess of the full moon, daughter of Zeus and Selene. Pandia was among the most popular suggestions in a naming contest held by the Carnegie Institute on Twitter, with the most significant submission coming from the astronomy club of the Lanivet School in Cornwall, United Kingdom. They chose Pandia because their school's mascot is a panda and their local village used to supply bamboo for a panda at London Zoo.
It belongs to the prograde outer Himalia group which are given names ending in a.
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