Cupid, also known as Uranus XXVII(Uranus 27) and S/2003 U 2, is an inner satellite of Uranus. Cupid is actually the smallest inner satellite of Uranus, with a mass of around 3.8X10^15 Kilograms and a surface area of around 1000 kilograms squared. Cupid has a mean radius of approximately 9 kilograms, a volume of about 3000 kilograms cubed, a density of around 1.3 gram per centimeter cubed & zero axial tilt. Cupid has an average temperature of around 64 Kelvin or -209.15 degrees Celsius. Cupid has an orbital period of 0.618 Earth Days and an orbital velocity of 31771.20 kilometers per hour.
Profile of Cupid
Cupid was discovered on August 25th, 2003 by American Research Scientist Jack Jonathan Lissauer and American Scientist Mark Robert Showalter. The darkness and sizeof cupid made in undetectable by the cameras of Voyager 2 when it flew by Uranus in 1986.
Cupid was named after The Classical Roman World's god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. Cupid is the son of the goddess Venus, the goddess of Love, beauty, desire, coitus, fertility, prosperity and Victory; she was also an ancestor of Julius Caesar, and the god Mars, the god of War who was also father to Romulus, the founder of Rome and Remus, his brother. Cupid's Classical World counterpart is Eros. Cupid is known for having an arrow that if it hits someone, they fall in love within whomever they set eyes upon first after being struck by thus arrow. Cupid is a popular symbol in the popular holiday Valentine's Day which is known to celebrate Love and Romance.
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