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Uranus - The Moons of Uranus

Uranus has 27 known moon. Most of them are small, asteroid like satellites. The image below demonstrates the location of some of these asteroid like moons as they orbit with the rings of Uranus. More info can be found at the Uranian Satellite Fact Sheet.

All of the larger moons of Uranus appear to have undergone some form of tidal heating. The composition of these moons are Pluto like - containing an ice/rock combination. The images of these satellite (Ariel, Miranda, Oberon, Titania, and Umbriel) are below. If the names sound familiar, that is because the names are female characters in the variety of plays and sonnets by William Shakespeare.







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