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Cupid, Moon of Uranus

Cupid 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 467,418.52 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 74,489 km. It was discovered on 25 August 2003 by M.R. Showalter and J.J. Lissauer.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 74,392 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The mean radius of Cupid is 18 (assuming an albedo of 0.07) km. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 31,771.2 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Cupid orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 0.099 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0013, it is the degree at which Cupid orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Cupid Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference467,418.52 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)74,489 km
Date of Discovery25 August 2003
DiscovererM.R. Showalter and J.J. Lissauer
Semi-Major Axis74,392 km
Mean Radius18 (assuming an albedo of 0.07) km
Average Orbit Velocity31,771.2 km/h
Orbital Inclination0.099
Orbital Eccentricity0.0013




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