Rosalind (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||69,926.795 ± 0.053 km|
|How long it takes to complete an orbit||0.558459529 ± 0.000000019 d|
|Angle above the reference plane
|0.27876 ± 0.045° (to Uranus' equator)|
|What it orbits||Uranus|
|Size and other qualities|
|Measurements||72 × 72 × 72 km|
|Average radius||36 ± 6 km|
|Surface area||~16,000 km²|
|Average density||~1.3 g/cm³ assumed|
|Surface gravity||~0.012 m/s2|
|Escape velocity||~0.031 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|
Rosalind is a closer moon to Uranus. It was found from the images taken by Voyager 2 on January 13, 1986, and was given the designation S/1986 U 4. It was named after the daughter of the banished Duke in William Shakespeare's play As You Like It. It is also designated Uranus XIII.
Rosalind belongs to Portia Group of moons, which also includes Bianca, Cressida, Desdemona, Portia, Juliet, Cupid, Belinda and Perdita. These moons have similar orbits and photometric properties. Unfortunately, other than its orbit, radius of 36 km and geometric albedo of 0.08 almost nothing is known about it.
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