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Cordelia (moon)

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For the asteroid of the same name, see 2758 Cordelia.
Cordelia
Image:Cordeliamoon.jpg
Discovery
Discovered by Voyager 2
Discovered in 1986
Orbital characteristics
Mean radius 49,752 km
Eccentricity 0.00047
Orbital period 0.33503d
Inclination 0.14°
Is a satellite of Uranus
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter 40.2 km
Surface area km2
Mass 4.5×1016 kg
Mean density 1.3 g/cm3
Surface gravity 0.0074 m/s2
Rotation period  ?
Axial tilt  ?°
Albedo 0.07
Surface temp.
min mean max
K K K
Atmospheric pressure 0 kPa

Cordelia (kor-dee'-lee-a) 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.

It was discovered from the images taken by Voyager 2 on January 20, 1986, and was given the temporary designation S/1986 U 7. It is also designated Uranus VI.

Cordelia acts as the inner shepherd satellite for Uranus' epsilon ring. Cordelia's orbit is within Uranus' synchronous orbit radius, and is therefore slowly decaying due to tidal forces.


Uranus' natural satellites

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Cordelia | Ophelia | Bianca | Cressida | Desdemona | Juliet | Portia | Rosalind | S/2003 U 2 | Belinda
S/1986 U 10 | Puck | S/2003 U 1 | Miranda | Ariel | Umbriel | Titania | Oberon | S/2001 U 3
Caliban | Stephano | Trinculo | Sycorax | S/2003 U 3 | Prospero | Setebos | S/2001 U 2
de:Cordelia (Mond)

fr:Cordlia (lune)ja:コーディリア nn:Uranusmnen Cordelia sv:Cordelia (mne) zh:天卫六

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