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Cordelia





Cordelia
The innermost moon of Uranus. It is named after the youngest daughter of King Lear in Shakespeare's play and is also known as Uranus VI. Cordelia acts as the inner shepherd moon of Uranus' epsilon ring (see Uranus, rings). It was discovered by the Voyager scientist Richard J. Terrile from images taken by Voyager 2 on Jan. 20, 1986, and was given the temporary designation S/1986 U7.


discovery 1986, Voyager 2
semimajor axis 49,770 km (30,930 miles)
diameter 50 × 36 km (31 × 22 miles)
orbital period 0.335 days (8 h 2 min.)
orbital eccentricity 0.0003
orbital inclination 0.08°
visual albedo 0.07


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