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Uranus XIV - 1986U5


Belinda was named after the heroine in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock. It is the ninth satellite out from Uranus and was discovered from the Voyager 2 photographs.

Belinda Statistics
 Discovered byVoyager 2 
 Date of discovery1986 
 Mass (kg)
 Equatorial radius (km)34 
 Equatorial radius (Earth = 1)5.3308e-03 
 Mean density (gm/cm^3)
 Mean distance from Uranus (km)75,260 
 Rotational period (days)
 Orbital period (days)0.623525 
 Mean orbital velocity (km/sec)8.78 
 Orbital eccentricity0.000 
 Orbital inclination (degrees)0.03 
 Visual geometric albedo0.07 
 Magnitude (Vo)22.1 

Views of Belinda

This image of Belinda was acquired by Voyager 2 on January 23, 1986. Belinda was never imaged at close range; consequently, it measures about 3 pixels across on the original Voyager data. This view has been magnified by a factor of 8. (Credit: Calvin J. Hamilton)

Belinda & Ring System
This image shows Belinda and the ring system of Uranus. The bright ring is the epsilon ring. Belinda is shown in the center of the small box and has been enlarged in the inset box. (Credit: Calvin J. Hamilton)


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