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Uranus Moon: Cordelia

These are two 'shepherd' satellites that Voyager 2 discovered in 1986. The two moons - 1986U7(Cordelia) and 1986U8(Ophelia) - are seen on either side of the bright epsilon ring; all nine of the known Uranian rings are visible. The image was taken Jan. 21, 1986, at a distance of 4.1 million km and resolution of about 36 km.


Discovered through the analysis of Voyager 2 photographs in 1986, Cordelia is the innermost satellite of Uranus and was named after daughter of King Lear in Shakespeare's play King Lear. The satellite is the inner shepherd satellite for the epsilon ring of Uranus. Uranus has a total of 9 rings.


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