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.
Discovered by Voyager 2
Date of discovery 1986
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 eccentricity 0.000
Orbital inclination (degrees) 0.16
Visual geometric albedo 0.07
Magnitude (Vo) 22.5
Uranus Cressida Juliet
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