# 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

Type | Moon |

Orbital Circumference | 45,059,071.93 km |

Furthest from parent (Apoasis) | 8,541,375 km |

Mass | 299,733,686,619,439,000 kg |

Density | 1.5 g/cm3 |

Volume | 195,432 km3 |

Date of Discovery | 6 September 1997 |

Discoverer | B. Gladman, P. Nicholson, J. A. Burns, and J. Kavelaars |

Semi-Major Axis | 7,231,100 km |

Mass | 299,733,686,619,439,000 kg |

Equatorial Circumference | 226.2 km |

Mean Radius | 36.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km |

Surface Area | 16,286.02 km2 |

Surface Gravity | 0.015 m/s2 |

Average Orbit Velocity | 3,238.5 km/h |

Orbital Inclination | 141.529 |

Orbital Eccentricity | 0.1812 |

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