Universe Guide

Sycorax, Moon of Uranus

Sycorax is a Moon that orbits round the planet Uranus. It is also know by other designations, UXVII, S/1997 U2. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 2,697,603,179,574,950,000 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 1.5. Its volume is 1767146.

Sycorax was discovered on 6 September 1997 by Philip D. Nicholson, Brett J. Gladman, Joseph A. Burns and John J. Kavelaars.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Uranus is 1283.4 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 75km. 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 249 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 12179, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Sycorax is 471.2 km. The surface area of Sycorax is 70,685.83. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.032. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 2296.60 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 12179400.00.

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

DesignationsUXVII, S/1997 U2
Mass (kg)2,697,603,179,574,950,000
Density (g/cm^3)1.5
Volume (km^3)1767146
Orbital DirectionRetrograde, opposite to the parents direction
Date of Discovery6 September 1997
DiscovererPhilip D. Nicholson, Brett J. Gladman, Joseph A. Burns and John J. Kavelaars
Orbital Period (days)1283.4
Equatorial Radius (km)75
Escape Velocity (km/h)249
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)12179
Equatorial Circumference (km)471.2
Surface Area (km^2)70,685.83
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.032
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)2296.60
Average Orbit Distance (km)12179400.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)159.42
Orbital Eccentricity0.5219

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