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Why are the moons of Uranus named after Shakespearean characters?

Herschel, instead of assigning names from Greek mythology, named the moons after magical spirits in English literature: the fairies Oberon and Titania from William Shakespeare‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the sylph Ariel and gnome Umbriel from Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock (Ariel is also a sprite in

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Also question is, what planet’s moons are nearly all named after Shakespearean characters?

Uranus

Additionally, what are moons named after? They are named after the sons of the god Ares (the Greek equivalent of the Roman god Mars).

Keeping this in view, how are the moons of the planet Uranus connected to Shakespeare?

And the moons of the planet Uranus — there are, impressively, 27 altogether — have literary ties — 25 of them relate to characters in Shakespeare’s plays. The first two moons called Titania and Oberon, after the king and queen of the fairies in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” were discovered by William Herschel in 1787.

What are two important facts about the moons of Uranus?

The moons, from largest to smallest as they appear here, are Ariel, Miranda, Titania, Oberon and Umbriel. The planet Uranus has 27 known moons, most of which weren’t discovered until the space age. They range from Titania, 981 miles (1,579 kilometers) in diameter, to tiny Cupid, only 11 miles (18 km) in diameter.

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