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Uranus Moon Portia
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Uranus' moon Portia -- Portia is a moon of Uranus, named after the 2 two heroines in plays by William Shakespeare. It was discovered in 1986 by Voyager 2. Very little is known about it. Since it is below Uranus' synchronous orbit radius, Portia's orbit is slowly decaying due to tidal forces and it will one day break up into a planetary ring or impact on Uranus' surface. -----...

Uranus Moon Juliet
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Uranus' moon Juliet -- Juliet is a moon of Uranus. It was named after the heroine in William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. Other than its size and orbit, virtually nothing is known about it. ----- Discovery Discovered by Voyager 2 Discovered in 1986 Orbital characteristics Mean radius 64358 km Eccentricity 0.00059 Orbital period 0.49307d Inclination 0.06...

Uranus Moon Desdemona
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Uranus' moon Desdemona -- Desdemona is a moon of Uranus. It is named after the wife of Othello in William Shakespeare's play Othello. Other than its size and orbit, virtually nothing is known about it. ----- Discovery Discovered by Voyager 2 Discovered in 1992 Orbital characteristics Mean radius 62659 km Eccentricity 0.00023 Orbital period 0.47365d Inclination...

Uranus Moon Cressida
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Uranus' moon Cressida -- Cressida is a moon of Uranus. It was named after the daughter of Calchas in William Shakespeare's play Troilus and Cressida. Other than its size and orbit, virtually nothing is known about it. ----- Discovery Discovered by Voyager 2 Discovered in 1986 Orbital characteristics Mean radius 61,767 km Eccentricity 0.00023 Orbital period 0.46357d...

Uranus Moon Bianca
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Uranus' moon Bianca -- Bianca is a moon of Uranus. It was named after the sister of Katherine in Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew. Other than its orbit and size, virtually nothing is known about it. ----- Discovery Discovered by Voyager 2 Discovered in 1986 Orbital characteristics Mean radius 59,165 km Eccentricity 0.00088 Orbital period 0.43458d...

Uranus Moon Ophelia
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Uranus' moon Ophelia -- Ophelia is a moon of Uranus. It was named after the daughter of Polonius in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. Ophelia acts as the outer shepherd satellite for Uranus' epsilon planetary ring. Its orbit is within Uranus' synchronous orbit radius, and is therefore slowy decaying due to tidal forces. ----- Discovery Discovered by Voyager 2 Discovered in...

Uranus Moon Cordelia
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Uranus' moon Cordelia -- Cordelia is the innermost moon of Uranus. Apart from its orbital radius and dimensions, virtually nothing is known about it. It takes its name from the youngest daughter of Lear in William Shakespeare's King Lear. Cordelia acts as the inner shepherd satellite for Uranus' epsilon planetary ring. Cordelia's orbit is within Uranus' synchronous orbit radius, and is...

Uranus
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Uranus -- Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. It is a gas giant. Physical characteristics Uranus is composed primarily of rock and various ices, with only about 15% hydrogen and a little helium (in contrast to Jupiter and Saturn which are mostly hydrogen). Uranus (and Neptune) are in many ways similar to the cores of Jupiter and Saturn minus the massive liquid metallic hydrogen...

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