Belinda (moon) facts for kids

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Belinda
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Discovery
Discovered by Stephen P. Synnott / Voyager 2
Discovery date January 13, 1986
Names
Orbit
Avgdistance from the center of its orbital path 75,255.613 ± 0.057 km
How long it takes to complete an orbit 0.623527470 ± 0.000000017 d
Angle above the reference plane
("inclination")
0.03063 ± 0.028° (to Uranus' equator)
What it orbits Uranus
Size and other qualities
Measurements 128 × 64 × 64 km
Average radius 45 ± 8 km
Surface area ~25,000 km²
Volume ~380,000 km³
Mass ~4.9×1017 kg
Average density ~1.3 g/cm³ assumed
Surface gravity ~0.014 m/s2
Escape velocity ~0.034 km/s
Rotation period synchronous
Angle at which it turns
(in relation to its orbit)
zero
How much light it reflects 0.08 ± 0.01
Avg. surface temp. ~64 K

Belinda is a closer moon to Uranus, a planet in the solar system. Belinda was found from the images taken by Voyager 2 on 1986, and it was given the designation S/1986 U 5.

Belinda belongs to Portia Group of moons, which also includes Bianca, Cressida, Desdemona, Portia, Juliet, Cupid, Rosalind and Perdita. These moons have similar orbits and photometric properties. Other than its orbit, radius of 45 km and geometric albedo of 0.08 almost nothing is known about it.

At the Voyager 2 images Belinda appears as a stretched object, the major axis pointing towards Uranus. The moon is very stretched, with its short axis 0.5 ± 0.1 times the long axis. Its surface is grey in color.


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