Puck, also named Uranus XV, is an inner moon of Uranus and is the largest small inner moon of Uranus. Puck has a mass of around 2.9 × 10^18 kilograms, a volume of about 2,225,000 kilometers cubed, a density of approximately 1.3 grams per centimeter cubed, zero axial tilt, a surface area of around 82,400 kilometers squared and a radius of 81 ± 2 kilometers. Puck has a surface gravity of 0.028 meters per second squared and an escape velocity of 0.069 kilometers per second. The average temperature of Puck is around 64 Kelvin or -209.15 degrees Celsius. It takes Puck 0.76183287 ± 0.000000014 Earth days to orbit Uranus and Puck has an average orbital speed of 8.21 kilometers per second.
Profile of Puck
Puck was discovered on December 30th 1985 by American Astronomer Stephen P. Synnott using Voyager 2 space probe. Puck was named after a character in English Poet William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream. In English Tradition and Celtic folklore an evil demon named Puck was a vexatious sprite who taunted Christians. The internal structure of Puck is thought to be a combination of water and ice. Puck has been observed to have a lack of craters, in fact Puck is without craters with bright rays entirely in observations of it's surface.
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