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Belinda: Overview
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Color image of Uranus, its rings and moons.
Belinda (top) is one of eight moons captured in this Hubble Space Telescope image.

Little is known about Belinda other than its size and orbital characteristics. Based on its low albedo, its surface probably consists of the dark, unprocessed, carbon-rich material found on the C-class of asteroids.

Discovery:
Belinda was discovered on 13 January 1986 in images taken by Voyager 2. It is one of the 10 Uranian satellites discovered by the Voyager science team.

How Belinda Got its Name:
Originally called S/1986 U5, Belinda was named after the character whose lock of hair is stolen in Alexander Pope's "Rape of the Lock."

Moons of Uranus are named for characters in William Shakespeare's plays and from Alexander Pope's "Rape of the Lock."

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Orbit Size (semi-major axis):  46,789 miles miles
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