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Discovered By
Dan Milisavljevic, Matthew J. Holman, Brett J. Gladman, John J. Kavelaars, and Tommy Grav
Date of Discovery
13 August 2001
Orbit Size Around Uranus (semi-major axis)
Metric: 20,430,000 km
English: 12,694,613 miles
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 12,272,301 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 28,587,699 km
Sidereal Orbit Period (Length of Year)
7.638685832 Earth years
2,970.03 Earth days
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 123,084,701.12 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 1,838.2 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
Orbit Inclination
By Comparison: Retrograde orbit
Mean Radius
Metric: 10.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 62.8 km
Metric: 4,189 km3
Metric: 6,294,407,419,008,210 kg
Scientific Notation: 6.2944 x 1015 kg
Metric: 1.5 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 1,256.64 km2
Surface Gravity
Metric: 0.004 m/s2
Escape Velocity
Metric: 33 km/h

Additional Information:

-USGS Astrogeology: Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature:

-JPL Solar System Dynamics:

-Encyclopedia of the Solar System, second edition; edited by Lucy-Ann McFadden, Paul R. Weissman, and Torrence V. Johnson; Academic Press 2007
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