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Belinda
The tenth moon in order of distance from Uranus. It is named after the heroine of Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock and is also called Uranus XIV. Belinda was discovered by Voyager scientist Stephen P. Synnott from images sent back by Voyager 2 on January 13, 1986 and was given the temporary designation S/1986 U5. Based on light curves and direct imaging, Belinda appears to be a very elongated object.


discovery 1986, by Voyager 2
orbit semimajor axis 75,260 km (46,770 miles)
diameter 128 × 64 km (80 × 40 miles)
orbital period 0.624 day (14 hr 59 min)
orbital eccentricity 0.0001
orbital inclination 0.031°
visual albedo 0.07 (assumed)


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