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Juliet
The sixth moon in order of distance from Uranus. It is named after the heroine of Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet and is also known as Uranus XI. Curiously, Juliet revolves around Uranus slightly faster than Uranus spins on its axis. Based on light curves and direct imaging, it appears to be a very elongated object.


discovery 1986, by Voyager 2
semimajor axis 64,350 km (39,990 miles)
diameter 150 × 74 km (93 × 46 miles)
orbital period 0.493 day (11 hr 50 min.)
orbital eccentricity 0.0006
orbital inclination 0.056°
visual albedo 0.07 (assumed)


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   • Uranus, moons


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   • PLANETS AND MOONS