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Rosalind: Overview
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Color image showing Rosalind as a fuzzy dot orbiting Uranus.
The Hubble Space Telescope captured tiny Rosalind orbiting Uranus in 1997.

Little is known about Rosalind, one of several satellites discovered by Voyager 2 as it flew by Uranus in 1986. Rosalind is one of Uranus' inner moons and has a radius of about 36 km (22 miles).

Discovery:
Rosalind was discovered by the Voyager 2 science team on 13 January 1986.

How Rosalind Got its Name:
Originally designated S/1986 U4, Rosalind was named for the daughter of a banished Duke in Shakespeare's play "As You Like It."

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):  43,434 miles
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