Caliban (moon)

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Caliban
Discovery
Discovered by Brett J. Gladman,

Philip D. Nicholson,
Joseph A. Burns and
John J. Kavelaars

Discovered in September 6, 1997
Orbital characteristics
Semimajor axis 7.1×106 km
Eccentricity 0.08
Orbital period 578 day
Inclination 137.6 ° (retrograde)
Is a satellite of Uranus
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter 98 km
Mass 7.3×1017 kg
Mean density 1.5 g/cm3
Surface gravity 0.02 m/s2
Rotation period unknown
Axial tilt 98.723 °
Albedo 0.07
Atmosphere none

Caliban (kal'-i-ban or kal'-a-bun) is a moon of Uranus, named after the monster character in William Shakespeare's play The Tempest.

Caliban was discovered on 1997-09-06 by Brett J. Gladman, Philip D. Nicholson, Joseph A. Burns, and John J. Kavelaars using the 200-inch Hale telescope. It was given the temporary designation S/1997 U 1. It is also designated Uranus XVI.

They also discovered the moon Sycorax at the same time.


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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