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Ophelia was named after the daughter of Polonius in Shakespeare's play Hamlet. Ophelia is one of the smaller moons in the Solar System and is the second innermost known moon of Uranus. It has a diameter of 16 kilometers and is 53,760 kilometers from the center of Uranus. Ophelia acts as the outer shepherd satellite for Uranus' epsilon ring.

Ophelia Statistics
 Discovered byVoyager 2 
 Date of discovery1986 
 Mass (kg)
 Equatorial radius (km)16 
 Equatorial radius (Earth = 1)2.5086e-03 
 Mean density (gm/cm^3)
 Mean distance from Uranus (km)53,760 
 Rotational period (days)
 Orbital period (days)0.376409 
 Mean orbital velocity (km/sec)10.39 
 Orbital eccentricity0.001 
 Orbital inclination (degrees)0.09 
 Visual geometric albedo0.07 
 Magnitude (Vo)23.8 


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