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  Ariel, a Moon of Uranus
Ariel [AIR-ee-al] is a relatively small satellite and is the brightest moon of Uranus.
Ariel has canyons similar to those on Mars, with canyon floors that appear to have been smoothed by a fluid.
This image of Ariel is a a composite of four clear filter images taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft on January 24, 1986, from a distance of 130,000 kilometers (80,000 miles).
www.solarviews.com /eng/ariel.htm   (413 words)

  
  Ariel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ariel is the chief of the sylphs serving Belinda in Alexander Pope's poem The Rape of the Lock.
Ariel is a former alias of the Marvel Comics character Shadowcat.
Ariel is an essay on Latin-American culture and inter-American relations by José Enrique Rodo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ariel   (494 words)

  
 Ariel (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ariel (air'-ee-əl, IPA /ˈɛəriəl/) is a moon of Uranus discovered on 1851-10-24 by William Lassell.
The name "Ariel" and the names of all four satellites of Uranus then known were suggested by John Herschel in 1852 at the request of Lassell ([1]).
Ariel's composition is roughly 70% ices (water ice, and possibly methane and/or carbon dioxide ices) and 30% silicate rock, and it appears to have regions of fresh frost in places.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ariel_(moon)   (266 words)

  
 Ariel
All of Uranus' large moons are a mixture of about 40-50% water ice with the rest rock, a somewhat larger fraction of rock than Saturn's large moons such as Rhea.
Ariel's surface is a mixture of cratered terrain and systems of interconnected valleys hundreds of kilometers long (left, above) and more than 10 km deep.
Ariel's surface is clearly relatively young (though older than some such as Enceladus); obviously some sort of resurfacing processes have been at work.
www.seds.org /nineplanets/nineplanets/ariel.html   (218 words)

  
 Moon - Wikipedia
The gravitional attraction that the Moon exerts on the Earth is the cause of tides in the sea.
The Moon exhibits different phases as the relative positions of the Sun, Earth and Moon change, appearing as the full moon when the Sun and Moon are on opposite sides of the Earth, and becoming invisible as the new moon when they are on the same side.
The term lunacy is derived from Luna because of the folk belief in the Moon as a cause of periodic insanity.
nostalgia.wikipedia.org /wiki/Moon   (1149 words)

  
 Ariel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ariel is a mischievous airy spirit in Shakespeare's The Tempest.
All of Uranus' large moons are a mixture of about 40-50% water ice with the rest rock, a somewhat larger fraction of rock than Saturn's large moons such as Rhea.
Ariel's surface is clearly relatively young (though older than some such as Enceladus); obviously some sort of resurfacing processes have been at work.
seds.lpl.arizona.edu /nineplanets/nineplanets/ariel.html   (218 words)

  
 Articles - 1 E12 m²   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
* 4 200 000 km² -- Ariel (moon of Uranus)
* 4 300 000 km² -- Umbriel (moon of Uranus)
* 7 300 000 km² -- Oberon (moon of Uranus)
www.x-moto.net /articles/1_E12_m%c2%b2   (738 words)

  
 Sea and Sky's Tour of the Solar System: Ariel
Ariel was discovered in 1851 by the British astronomer, William Lassell.
Ariel is believed to be composed of about half water ice and half rocky material.
The most striking feature of Ariel is the complex network of deep rift valleys crisscrossing the entire surface of the moon.
www.seasky.org /solarsystem/sky3h3.html   (322 words)

  
 Is the Moon Lonely Tonight
Ariel's mother knew something had upset her daughter a lot but it was quite obvious she was to upset to talk about it at the moment.
Ariel noticed that she was wearing a collar that was attached to a chain the other end of which she held in her hand.
Ariel waited until her mistress opened the cage and when she put her hand in to grab the leash, Ariel leapt forward and bit her on the wrist.
tsa.transform.to /animal/isthemoonlonelytonight.html   (4772 words)

  
 Wikijunior Solar System/Uranus/Ariel - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Ariel is made of roughly 50% water ice, 30% silicate rock, and 20% methane ice, and it appears to have regions of fresh frost in places.
Ariel is named after a sylph, a creature made of air, in Alexander Pope's poem Rape of the Lock.
Ariel was discovered on October 24, 1851 by William Lassell.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Wikijunior_Solar_System/Uranus/Ariel   (346 words)

  
 BBC - Science & Nature - Space - Ariel
Ariel is one of the larger moons that orbit the planet Uranus.
Ariel is made mostly of rock and water ice.
Because the path of the moons is at right angles to the movement of the rest of the planets, you'll need to plan your arrival on Ariel well.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/space/solarsystem/uranus/ariel.shtml   (313 words)

  
 The Moons of the Solar System — Ariel    ••• THE ROTATING MAP •••    
The moon of Uranus –; Ariel (I) – was discovered along with Umbriel in Octomber 24, 1851 by W. Lassell.
Detecting Ariel's movement by Lasell and comparing the shifts with the changes in the position of Uranus allowed him to determine that it is a true satellite (and not a distant body only projected on the plane of sight).
    Ariel is one of the brightest moons of Uranus, with magnitude 13.7
republika.pl /ksiezyce/uranus/ariel_en.html   (402 words)

  
 The Harry Potter Galleries: HOL - The HOL Solar System
He was a deformed son of the witch Sycorax who imprisoned the fairy Ariel (a moon of Uranus) for disobedience.
Hyperion [hi-PEER-ee-en] is one of the smaller moons of Saturn.
The moon's rotational period is not constant and varies from one orbit to the next.
hol.50g.com /solar/moons.htm   (2724 words)

  
 The Moons of Uranus - Astronomy for Kids
Although the moon is a little under three hundred miles in diameter, the ridge shown in the picture is taller than Mount Everest here on Earth.
Ariel, with a diameter of almost 720 miles, is much larger than Miranda and is made up mostly of rocky material and ice.
If this is the case, some of the ice in the moon may have melted and smoothed out the surface of the moon and then more recent geological activity may have formed the long, wide grooves we see in the picture.
www.dustbunny.com /afk/planets/uranus/uranusmoons.html   (852 words)

  
 Pearson Ariel Association Forums - Why are there 2 tides a day?
And both the Sun and the Moon exert a gravitation pull on both the Ocean and on the Earth itself, thus pulling both the ocean away from the Earth on the nearest side and the Earth away from the Ocean on the far side.
The gravitational pull of the moon is strongest against the densest material - which happens to be the center of the earth not the water closest to the moon.
The earth, because of the gravitational pull of the moon, is a nominal ellipse, with the extremeties being in line with the moon.
www.pearsonariel.org /discussion/showthread.php?t=817   (2389 words)

  
 Space Today Online - Moons of the Solar System
The Moon is one of the larger natural satellites with a diameter of 2,160 miles.
The moons are 120,000 miles and 131,000 miles from the center of planet Saturn between the moons Mimas and Enceladus.
The smallest moon is Deimos, at Mars, only seven miles in diameter, although its size now is rivaled by the small shepherd moons discovered by Cassini at Saturn and by others yet to be counted and named in the rings around Jupiter, Saturn and other giant gas planets in the outer Solar System.
www.spacetoday.org /SolSys/Moons/MoonsSolSys.html   (1335 words)

  
 Ariel Sharon - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sharon, Ariel, born in 1928, prime minister of Israel (2001- ).
In August 2005 Israel evacuated about 9,000 settlers from all 21 Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip and some others from 4 settlements in the...
Ariel Sharon, a retired general and former defense minister, was elected on September 2, 1999, to lead Israel's opposition Likud, a center-right political party.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=Ariel+Sharon   (170 words)

  
 Uranus Moons
This picture is part of the highest-resolution Voyager 2 imaging sequence of Ariel, a moon of Uranus about 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) in diameter.
The complexity of Ariel's surface indicates that a variety of geologic processes have occurred.
Umbriel is the darkest of Uranus' larger moons and the one that appears to have experienced the lowest level of geological activity.
www.swim2000.org /uranus_moons.htm   (1156 words)

  
 Ariel size comparisons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ariel is 1.04 times the diameter of Dione (a satellite of Saturn).
Ariel is 0.72 times the diameter of Titania (a satellite of Uranus).
Ariel is 35.6 times the diameter of Helene (a satellite of Saturn).
ic-www.arc.nasa.gov /projects/bayes-group/Atlas/size/Ariel   (142 words)

  
 Moons of Uranus quiz -- free game
This regal moon is the second largest to circle Uranus, and also features Hamlet as one of its craters.
This moon is the brighter of the two that were discovered by William Lassell in 1851.
Discovered in 1948, this moon was considered the fifth choice for a near pass by Voyager.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=200052   (327 words)

  
 Moons
Their shape reflects their formation history, irregular objects are ill-formed moons or pieces of a larger moon, spherical objects were once molten spheres, probably at the time of their formation.
Hyperion is one of the smaller moons of Saturn.
Ariel is a relatively small satellite and is the brightest moon of Uranus
abyss.uoregon.edu /~js/ast121/lectures/lec17.html   (608 words)

  
 NASA's Observatorium Image Gallery -- Uranus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Each of the inner moons appears as a string of three dots in this picture because it is a composite of three images, taken about six minutes apart.
Ariel is the moon second-closest to Uranus (after Miranda), and is composed of roughly half water ice and half rock.
Ariel was discovered by William Lassell in 1851.
observe.arc.nasa.gov /nasa/gallery/image_gallery/solar_system/solar_uranus2.html   (387 words)

  
 Sea and Sky's Tour of the Solar System: Umbriel
As with all of Uranus' moons, Umbriel is believed to be composed of about 50% water ice and 50% rocky material.
The impact that formed the crater may have exposed material from deeper in the moon's crust that has a different albedo from the surrounding dark material.
The cratered surface of this moon is relatively featureless.
www.seasky.org /solarsystem/sky3h4.html   (289 words)

  
 Ariel
Ariel can be found performing her poetry at Cafe Solaire on Monday nights and Chicago House on Tuesday nights and various other venues.The chap book includes many of Ariel's drawings as well as her poems.
For more information about Ariel and her works and projects in progress, see vita.
Ariel asks that you respect her rights and not make unauthorized copies of her poems or artwork.
www.hyperweb.com /ariel/ariel.html   (236 words)

  
 Uranus' Moon Ariel - Explore the Cosmos | The Planetary Society
Ariel has the youngest, as well as the brightest, surface of Uranus’ five major moons, as well as the brightest.
Large areas of the moon are seamed with a weird network of broad, flat-floored valleys.
The highest resolution color view of the southern hemisphere of Ariel from Voyager 2.
www.planetary.org /explore/topics/our_solar_system/uranus/ariel.html   (108 words)

  
 Another Moon News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Her Vocals, which range from a controlled scream to a mesmerizing lullaby are hauntingly beautiful and her lyrics poetically express anguish and joy with poignancy, depth, and pathos.
Another Moon is located near the corner of 8th on East Burnside.
Ariel and Matthew will be singing many of their favorite winter songs, and offering some comedic skits and stories as well.
www.anothermoon.com /blog/index.php?catid=8&blogid=1   (1426 words)

  
 Under the Broken Moon - The Amazing Thundarr Episode Guide
Still and quiet (superior offensive stun ray): Ariel casts this at a Caroc with a wave of her hand to keep him (you guessed it) still and quiet while Ariel and Thundarr sneak into the valley of the Carocs.
Ariel manages to convince the wizard to give up the secret by animating his chair to put the squeeze on him (of course, she plays it off like it was no big deal when she gets back to Thundarr).
Animate idol (superior animation): Ariel shoots a yellow ray at the head of the idol-like chair in which the wizard is sitting, and it comes to life and grabs him (pinning his arms to his sides).
www.rpglibrary.org /settings/thundarr/episodes.shtml   (6449 words)

  
 DiscoverThePlanets.Com - Uranus, The 7th Planet from the Sun!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Discovered in 1851 by William Lassell, Ariel is the fourth-largest and brightest moon of Uranus.
Ariel is 191,240 kilometers from Uranus and has an equatorial radius of 578.9 kilometers.
Voyager captured this view of Ariel's southern hemisphere through the green, blue and violet filters of the narrow-angle camera; the resolution is about 3 km.
www.discovertheplanets.com /uranus/umoons/Ariel.html   (340 words)

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