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Desdemona is named after the wife of Othello in Shakespeare's play Othello. It is the fifth known satellite of Uranus and was discovered by Voyager 2.

Desdemona Statistics
 Discovered byVoyager 2 
 Date of discovery1986 
 Mass (kg)
 Equatorial radius (km)29 
 Equatorial radius (Earth = 1)4.5469e-03 
 Mean density (gm/cm^3)
 Mean distance from Uranus (km)62,660 
 Rotational period (days)
 Orbital period (days)0.473651 
 Mean orbital velocity (km/sec)9.63 
 Orbital eccentricity0.000 
 Orbital inclination (degrees)0.16 
 Visual geometric albedo0.07 
 Magnitude (Vo)22.5 


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