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Ariel
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Photo of the satellite Ariel of the planet Uranus
Ariel   Uranus I

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Mean distance from the planet Uranus 191.020 km
Orbital period around the planet Uranus (sideric) 2,5203 d
Mean orbital velocity 5,52 km/s
Orbital inclination 0,31 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Uranus 0,0034
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Discovered by William Lassell 1851
Mass 1,35 × 1021 kg
Equatorial radius 581,1 × 577,9 × 577,7 km
Mean density 1,670 g/cm³
Escape velocity 0,541 km/s
Rotational period (synchronous) 2,5203 d
Albedo 0,35
Apparent magnitude + 14,2 mvis
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Ariel is watchful sylphe in "The Rape of the Lock" from Alexander Pope.

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File icon NASA (Voyager 2) - Uranian System
© Calvin J. Hamilton ("Views of the Solar System")
File icon NASA (Voyager 2) - Color Image of Ariel
© Calvin J. Hamilton ("Views of the Solar System")
File icon NASA (Voyager 2) - Highest Resolution Mosaic of Ariel
© Calvin J. Hamilton ("Views of the Solar System")
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Online version of the "Planetary Data System Educational CD-ROM"
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