Belinda (moon) facts for kids
|Discovered by||Stephen P. Synnott / Voyager 2|
|Discovery date||January 13, 1986|
|Avg. distance 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
|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|
|Average density||~1.3 g/cm³ assumed|
|Surface gravity||~0.014 m/s2|
|Escape velocity||~0.034 km/s|
|Angle at which it turns
(in relation to its orbit)
|How much light it reflects||0.08 ± 0.01|
|Avg. surface temp.||~64 K|
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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