For the Astro-Curious: Shakespeare's Moons

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Did you know that all but two of Uranus' many moons are named after Shakespearian characters? 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.
Ariel and Umbriel are named after characters in Alexander Pope's poem "The Rape of the Lock".

How this all came about is an exciting story! Real all about it at http://www.bobthealien.co.uk/uranusmoons.htm

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