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Ariel (moon)

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Image of Ariel obtained by Voyager 2 in 1986

Ariel is a moon of the planet Uranus. Ariel was found on October 24, 1851 by William Lassell.

The moon is named after the leading sylph in Alexander Pope's poem Rape of the Lock. It is also the name of the spirit who serves Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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