Cordelia is a small moon of Uranus.


Cordelia was discovered on January 20, 1986 by Voyager 2. Nine other satellites of Uranus were discovered by Voyager 2. It wasn't observed again until 1997 when the Hubble Space Telescope looked at it.


  • It is the closest moon to Uranus.
  • Cordelia was named after a daughter of King Lear, character in one of William Shakespeare's plays.
  • Like all of Uranuses other moons, it spins up and down around the planet.
  • Ophelia and Cordelia help keep Uranus's rings together.
Uranian Moons
Cordelia - Ophelia - Bianca - Cressida - Desdemona - Juliet - Portia - Rosalind - Cupid - Belinda - Perdita - Puck - Mab - Miranda - Ariel - Umbriel - Titania - Oberon Francisco - Caliban - Stephano - Trinculo - Sycorax - Margaret - Prospero - Setebos - Ferdinand

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