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Puck (moon)

Puck

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Discovery
Discovered byVoyager 2
Discovered in1985
Orbital characteristics
Mean radius86004 km
Eccentricity0.00005
Orbital period0.76183d
Inclination0.31°
Is a satellite ofUranus
Physical characteristics
Equatorial diameter~162 km
Surface area km2
Mass2.89×1018 kg
Mean density1.3 g/cm3
Surface gravity0.029 m/s2
Rotation period?
Axial tilt
Albedo0.07
Surface temp.
minmeanmax
KKK
Atmospheric pressure0 kPa

Puck is a moon of Uranus. It was discovered by Voyager 2 in 1986. Little is known about it aside from its orbit, its size, and its dark albedo (approximately 0.07).

In Celtic mythology and English folklore, Puck is a mischievous tricky sprite, originally an evil demon, but better known as a character in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream who travels around the globe at night with the fairies. Most of the moons of Uranus are named after characters in Shakespeare or Alexander Pope.



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