Bianca (moon)

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Bianca
Discovery
Discovered by Voyager 2
Discovered in 1986
Orbital characteristics
Mean radius 59,165 km
Eccentricity 0.00088
Orbital period 0.43458d
Inclination 0.16°
Is a satellite of Uranus
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter 51.4 km
Surface area km2
Mass 9.3×1016 kg
Mean density 1.3 g/cm3
Surface gravity 0.0093 m/s2
Rotation period  ?
Axial tilt  ?°
Albedo 0.07
Surface temp.
min mean max
K K K
Atmospheric pressure 0 kPa

Bianca (bee-aang'-ka) is a moon of Uranus. It was named after the sister of Katherine in Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew. Other than its orbit and size, virtually nothing is known about it.

It was discovered from the images taken by Voyager 2 on 1986-01-23, and was given the temporary designation S/1986 U 9. It is also designated Uranus VIII.

There is also an asteroid called 218 Bianca.


Uranus' natural satellites

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Cordelia | Ophelia | Bianca | Cressida | Desdemona | Juliet | Portia | Rosalind | S/2003 U 2 | Belinda
S/1986 U 10 | Puck | S/2003 U 1 | Miranda | Ariel | Umbriel | Titania | Oberon | S/2001 U 3
Caliban | Stephano | Trinculo | Sycorax | S/2003 U 3 | Prospero | Setebos | S/2001 U 2
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fr:Bianca (lune) nn:Uranusmånen Bianca zh:天卫八

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