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Caliban, Moon of Uranus

Caliban is a Moon that orbits round Uranus rather than the Sun which our Earth orbits round. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 45,059,071.93 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 8,541,375 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 299,733,686,619,439,000 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 1.5 g/cm3. Its volume is 1.5 g/cm3. It was discovered on 6 September 1997 by B. Gladman, P. Nicholson, J. A. Burns, and J. Kavelaars.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 7,231,100 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The mass of the object is calculated at being 299,733,686,619,439,000 kg. The equatorial circumference of Caliban is 226.2 km. The mean radius of Caliban is 36.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of Caliban is 16,286.02 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.015 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 3,238.5 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Caliban orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 141.529 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1812, it is the degree at which Caliban orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Caliban Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference45,059,071.93 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)8,541,375 km
Mass299,733,686,619,439,000 kg
Density1.5 g/cm3
Volume195,432 km3
Date of Discovery6 September 1997
DiscovererB. Gladman, P. Nicholson, J. A. Burns, and J. Kavelaars
Semi-Major Axis7,231,100 km
Mass299,733,686,619,439,000 kg
Equatorial Circumference226.2 km
Mean Radius36.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area16,286.02 km2
Surface Gravity0.015 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity3,238.5 km/h
Orbital Inclination141.529
Orbital Eccentricity0.1812

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