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Bianca: Overview
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Color image of Uranus and moons
Bianca was among eight moons captured in this Hubble Space Telescope image.

Bianca is one of the small, inner moons of Uranus. Little is known about it other than its size and orbital characteristics. Neither its size or albedo have been measured directly, but by analogy with Belinda and Puck, its surface probably consists of the dark, unprocessed, carbon-rich material found on the C-class of asteroids.

Bianca was discovered 23 January 1986 in images taken by Voyager 2. It is one of the 10 Uranian satellites discovered by the Voyager science team.

How Bianca Got its Name:
Originally called S/1986 U9, Bianca was named after the sister of Katharina (Kate) in Shakespeare's play, "The Taming of the Shrew."

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

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Mass:  9.2917 x 1016 kg
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