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Uranus’ Moon Caliban

Uranus’ moon Caliban — Caliban is a moon of Uranus, named after Caliban, the character in William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest.

Caliban was discovered on September 6 – September 7, 1997 by Brett Gladman, Phil Nicholson, Joseph Burns, and JJ Kavelaars using the 200-inch Hale telescope; they also discovered the moon Sycorax at the same time.

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Discovery

Discovered by Brett Gladman
Discovered in 1997

Orbital characteristics

Semimajor axis 7.1106 km
Eccentricity 0.08
Orbital period 578d
Inclination 137.6 (retrograde)

Physical characteristics

Mean radius ~49 km
Mass 7.31017 kg
Mean density 1.5 g/cm3
Surface gravity 0.02 m/s2
Rotation period unknown
Axial tilt 98.723
Albedo 0.07

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