Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

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A moon of 30 km diameter at about 17,418,000 km from the planet Uranus. The gravity at its surface is about 0.0006 times as strong as on Earth. The moon goes once around its planet in about 6.0 years. The moon was discovered in 1999. Also called UXIX (Uranus nineteen). Its provisional designation was S/1999 U1.