Bianca (moon) facts for kids
|Discovered by||Bradford A. Smith / Voyager 2|
|Discovery date||January 23, 1986|
|Avg. distance from the center of its orbital path||59,165.550 ± 0.045 km|
|How long it takes to complete an orbit||0.434578986 ± 0.000000022 d|
|Angle above the reference plane
|0.19308 ± 0.054° (to Uranus' equator)|
|What it orbits||Uranus|
|Size and other qualities|
|Measurements||64 × 46 × 46 km|
|Average radius||27 ± 2 km|
|Surface area||~8300 km²|
|Average density||~1.3 g/cm³ (assumed)|
|Surface gravity||~0.0086 m/s2|
|Escape velocity||~0.022 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|
Bianca is a closer moon to Uranus. It was found from the images taken by Voyager 2 on 1986-01-23, and was given the designation S/1986 U 9. It was named after the sister of Katherine in Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew. It is also designated Uranus VIII.
Bianca belongs to Portia Group of moons, which also includes Cressida, Desdemona, Juliet, Portia, Rosalind, Cupid, Belinda and Perdita. These moons have similar orbits and photometric properties. Other than its orbit, radius of 27 km and geometric albedo of 0.08 almost nothing is known about it.
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