Universe Guide

Caliban, Moon of Uranus

Caliban is a Moon that orbits round the planet Uranus. It is also know by other designations, UXVI, S/1997 U1. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 299,733,686,619,439,000 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 1.5. Its volume is 195432.

Caliban was discovered on 6 September 1997 by B. Gladman, P. Nicholson, J. A. Burns, and J. Kavelaars.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Uranus is 579.5 days. The figure is also known as the sidereel period. The figure comes from N.A.S.A..

The Equatorial Radius of the object is 36km. The Equatorial Radius is based on the assumption of the Albedo value. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The albedo of the object is 0.04. The Albedo is the amount of radiation that is reflected back into space by the object.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 120 km/h. The Escape Velocity is the speed an object needs to be travelling in order to break free from the objects gravity. The larger an object is, the more velocity (speed) is needed to break free from the object.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 7231, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Caliban is 226.2 km. The surface area of Caliban is 16,286.02. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.015. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 3238.50 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 7231100.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Caliban orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 141.53 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

DesignationsUXVI, S/1997 U1
Mass (kg)299,733,686,619,439,000
Density (g/cm^3)1.5
Volume (km^3)195432
Orbital DirectionRetrograde, opposite to the parents direction
Date of Discovery6 September 1997
DiscovererB. Gladman, P. Nicholson, J. A. Burns, and J. Kavelaars
Orbital Period (days)579.5
Equatorial Radius (km)36
Escape Velocity (km/h)120
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)7231
Equatorial Circumference (km)226.2
Surface Area (km^2)16,286.02
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.015
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)3238.50
Average Orbit Distance (km)7231100.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)141.53
Orbital Eccentricity0.1812

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