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Bianca
The third moon in order of distance from Uranus. It was named after the sister of Katherine in Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew and is also known as Uranus VIII. Bianca was discovered by Voyager scientist Bradford A. Smith from images taken by Voyager 2 on January 23, 1986 and was given the temporary designation S/1986 U9.


discovery 1986, by Voyager 2
semimajor axis 59,170 km (36,770 miles)
diameter 64 × 46 km (40 × 29 miles)
orbital period 0.435 day (10 h 26 min.)
orbital eccentricity 0.0009
orbital inclination 0.16°


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