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Ophelia,in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of UranusUranus
, in astronomy, 7th planet from the sun, at a mean distance of 1.78 billion mi (2.87 billion km), with an orbit lying between those of Saturn and Neptune; its period of revolution is slightly more than 84 years.
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Ophelia(oh-fee -lee-ă) A small satellite of Uranus, discovered by Voyager 2 in 1986. Together with Cordelia, it acts as a shepherd satellite to the outermost (Epsilon) ring. See Uranus' rings; Uranus' satellites; Table 2, backmatter.
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A satellite of Uranus orbiting at a mean distance of 33,400 miles (53,760 kilometers) with a period of 9 hours 3 minutes, and a diameter of about 20 miles (32 kilometers); the outer shepherding satellite for the outermost ring of Uranus.
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goes mad after father’s death. [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
driven insane by Hamlet’s actions, she drowns herself. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Hamlet]
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