Uranus's Moons

Uranus moon Miranda
The icy surface of Uranus's moon Miranda
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Uranus has 27 known moons, and they are all named according to the theme of characters in the writings of William Shakespere or Alexander Pope, this is unusual as most other objects in the Solar System are named after Roman or Greek gods.

The five largest moons (in order from most to least massive) Titania, Oberon, Ariel, Umbriel, and Miranda are so big that if they were orbiting the Sun and not Uranus, they would be classed as dwarf planets.

Along with these 27 moons, Uranus too has a ring system which although not as impressive as those of Saturn, they are more substantial than the rings of both Jupiter and Neptune.