Which planet’s moons are named mainly after characters from Shakespeare plays?
Answer: While most of the satellites orbiting other planets take their names from various mythologies, Uranus’ moons are unique in being named for Shakespearean characters, along with a couple of the moons being named for characters from the works of Alexander Pope. To date 27 moons have been discovered around Uranus, those named after characters from Shakespeare include Titania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Ariel (The Tempest), Miranda (The Tempest) and Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream).
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. It has the third-largest planetary radius and fourth-largest planetary mass in the Solar System.
Distance from Sun: 2.871 billion km
Radius: 25,362 km
Mass: 8.681 × 10^25 kg (14.54 M⊕)
Orbital period: 84 years
Discoverer: William Herschel
Moons: Titania, Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Oberon, Cordelia, Puck, MORE