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Sycorax, Moon of Uranus

Sycorax 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 71,012,648.50 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 18,535,829 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 2,697,603,179,574,950,000 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 Philip D. Nicholson, Brett J. Gladman, Joseph A. Burns and John J. Kavelaars.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 12,179,400 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 2,697,603,179,574,950,000 kg. The equatorial circumference of Sycorax is 471.2 km. The mean radius of Sycorax is 75.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of Sycorax is 70,685.83 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.032 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 2,296.6 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Sycorax orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 159.42 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.5219, it is the degree at which Sycorax orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Sycorax Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference71,012,648.50 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)18,535,829 km
Mass2,697,603,179,574,950,000 kg
Density1.5 g/cm3
Volume1,767,146 km3
Date of Discovery6 September 1997
DiscovererPhilip D. Nicholson, Brett J. Gladman, Joseph A. Burns and John J. Kavelaars
Semi-Major Axis12,179,400 km
Mass2,697,603,179,574,950,000 kg
Equatorial Circumference471.2 km
Mean Radius75.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area70,685.83 km2
Surface Gravity0.032 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity2,296.6 km/h
Orbital Inclination159.42
Orbital Eccentricity0.5219

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