Cordelia is 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 January 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.)|