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Desdemona, Moon of Uranus

Desdemona is a Moon that orbits round the planet Uranus. It is also know by other designations, UX, S/1986 U6. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 178,341,543,538,566,000 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 1.3. Its volume is 137258.

Desdemona was discovered on 13 January 1986 by Voyager 2 Science Team.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Uranus is 0.47365 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 32km. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 98 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 62.7, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Desdemona is 201.1 km. The surface area of Desdemona is 12,867.96. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.012. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 34630.40 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 62700.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Desdemona orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 0.11 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0001, it is the degree at which Desdemona orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Desdemona Facts

DesignationsUX, S/1986 U6
Mass (kg)178,341,543,538,566,000
Density (g/cm^3)1.3
Volume (km^3)137258
Orbital DirectionPrograde, same as the parents direction
Date of Discovery13 January 1986
DiscovererVoyager 2 Science Team
Orbital Period (days)0.47365
Equatorial Radius (km)32
Escape Velocity (km/h)98
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)62.7
Equatorial Circumference (km)201.1
Surface Area (km^2)12,867.96
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.012
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)34630.40
Average Orbit Distance (km)62700.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)0.11
Orbital Eccentricity0.0001

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