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   -  Cordelia
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Uranus Moon: Ophelia!

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, Ophelia is the second innermost known satellite of Uranus and is a shepherd satellite (for the Epsilon ring) much like Cordelia (the innermost moon). Ophelia was named after daughter of Polonius in Shakespeare's tragic play Hamlet.


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