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  Oberon programming language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oberon is also, somewhat confusingly, the name of the Oberon operating system, written in Oberon, for the Ceres workstation (built around the National Semiconductor 32032 CPU) and for the Chameleon workstation.
Oberon, the language, has now been ported to many other operating systems, and is even available for the Java platform, where Oberon source code compiles to source code in Java, or to bytecode for a Java virtual machine.
Oberon may be thought of as a Modula-2 with full object oriented class/object capabilities, though not exactly in C++ or Smalltalk style.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oberon_programming_language   (1006 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Oberon (moon)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Oberon (oe'-bur-on) is the outermost of the major moons of the planet Uranus.
Inclination is one of the six orbital parameters describing the shape and orientation of a celestial orbit and is the angular distance of the orbital plane from the plane of the reference (usually planets equator or the ecliptic), stated in degrees.
The name "Oberon" and the names of all four satellites of Uranus then known were suggested by Herschel's son John Herschel in 1852 at the request of William Lassell, who had discovered Ariel and Umbriel the year before ([1]).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Oberon-(moon)   (1889 words)

  
 Oberon, A Moon Of Uranus
Oberon [O-buh-ron] is a moon of Uranus that is characterized by an old, heavily cratered, and icy surface.
This image of Oberon shows several large impact craters towards the center of the picture.
This is the highest resolution image of Oberon taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft.
www.solarviews.com /eng/oberon.htm   (230 words)

  
 The Moons of the Solar System — Oberon    ••• THE ROTATING MAP •••    
    Oberon's orbital period is 13.5 days (it is intersting to compare it to the orbital period of one of the "irregular" moons of Uranus...) which that on average it shifts by 26°40'01" per day.
Detecting Oberon's movement by Herschel 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).
Oberon is the brightest of Uranian moons (about 1,200 times fainter than the faintest stars visible to naked eye).
ksiezyce.republika.pl /uranus/oberon_en.html   (460 words)

  
 URANUS’S SATELLITE IV
Oberon’s orbit is circular and parallels Uranus’s equator.
Oberon is spherical and measures about 1520 km (about 940 mi) across, or about half the diameter of Earth’s moon.
Oberon is the second largest moon of Uranus.
www.geocities.com /beyondearth2001/oberon.htm   (312 words)

  
 Oberon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Oberon is the King of the Fairies and husband of Titania in Shakespeare's Midsummer-Night's Dream.
Oberon and Umbriel appear quite similar though Oberon is 35% larger.
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.
seds.lpl.arizona.edu /nineplanets/nineplanets/oberon.html   (231 words)

  
 Tour of the Solar System: Oberon
Oberon was discovered in 1787 by the British astronomer, Sir William Herschel, who also discovered Uranus.
Oberon is very similar to Umbriel in composition, although Oberon is about 35% larger.
As with all of Uranus' moons, it is believed to be composed of about half water ice and half rocky material.
www.seasky.org /solarsystem/sky3h6.html   (250 words)

  
 Oberon size comparisons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Oberon is 1.01 times the diameter of Rhea (a satellite of Saturn).
Oberon is 3.08 times the diameter of Enceladus (a satellite of Saturn).
Oberon is 47.5 times the diameter of Helene (a satellite of Saturn).
ic-www.arc.nasa.gov /projects/bayes-group/Atlas/size/Oberon   (139 words)

  
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Oberon has an old heavily cratered surface with little evidence of internal activities.
The darkness of this moon may be due to a coating of dust and small debris somehow created near the moon’s orbit.
The large Uranus moons appear to be about 50 percent water ice, 20 percent carbon and nitrogen-based materials, and 30 percent rock.
www.omarusa.com /uranusmoons.html   (249 words)

  
 Wikijunior Solar System/Uranus/Oberon - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Oberon is a moon of the planet Uranus.
Oberon was first seen in detail when the spacecraft Voyager 2 passed by Uranus in 1986.
This moon is made of a mixture of rocks, ice, and other frozen materials.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Wikijunior_Solar_System/Uranus/Oberon   (426 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)

  
 BBC - Science & Nature - Space - Oberon
Oberon is of the larger moons of the planet Uranus.
Oberon 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 Oberon well.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/space/solarsystem/uranus/oberon.shtml   (323 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Oberon (moon) Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Oberon Click image for description Discovery Discovered by W. Herschel Discovered in January 11, 1787 Orbital characteristics Mean radius 583519 km Eccentricity ~0.0016 Orbital period 13.463234d Inc...
Oberon is the outermost of the major moonss of the planet Uranus.
The name "Oberon" and the names of all four satellites of Uranus then known were suggested by Herschel's son John Herschel in 1852 at the request of William Lassell, who had discovered Ariel and Umbriel the year before.
www.ipedia.com /oberon__moon_.html   (245 words)

  
 Mythic Images   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
From the Stone Age cave to modern imagery, the Moon is considered to be a Goddess; or at least feminine in most myths of human culture.
And as the Moon controls both the tides of the sea and the tides of women's bodies, it seems most appropriate that we have come to perceive the Moon as a Goddess of both brilliance and mystery.
Oberon Zell's modern interpretation of the Moon Goddess is shown here in her lovely Maiden aspect.
www.mythicimages.com /moon.html   (204 words)

  
 St Agatha Astronomy Group- Uranus
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.
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.
This moon is almost entirely covered by impact craters, much like most of the other moons in the solar system.
www.thenewstarrymessenger.net /oursolarmain/uranus/uranusmoons.htm   (819 words)

  
 On This and Other Moons
If the sizes of the moons are expressed relative to their primary (the planet they orbit) there are still more surprises.
Being close to Jupiter (it is the innermost of the Galilean moons) the planet's massive gravity stretches the moon by some 100m and locks its rotation so the same side always faces the planet.
For instance, the moons of Jupiter are named after the lovers and descendants of the ancient Greek god Zeus, hence S/2000 J3 is now known as Iocaste.
www.inconstantmoon.com /cyc_moon.htm   (1127 words)

  
 DVDExtra: Uranus and Neptune
The five largest moons of Uranus were known before the Voyager 2 spacecraft encountered the planet in 1986.
The two largest moons, Oberon and Titania, are each less than half the diameter of Earth's Moon.
Oberon, however, shows no signs of internal activity since visible rift valleys and fault lines are virtually absent from its heavily cratered surface.
www.yorkfilms.com /ccdvdextra/uranus.html   (2365 words)

  
 NASA's Observatorium Image Gallery -- Uranus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ariel is the moon second-closest to Uranus (after Miranda), and is composed of roughly half water ice and half rock.
Oberon is the most distant and second-largest moon of Uranus.
Note that Oberon has at least one large mountain, visible on the limb at the lower left, that rises six km off the surface.
observe.arc.nasa.gov /nasa/gallery/image_gallery/solar_system/solar_uranus2.html   (387 words)

  
 Tour of the Solar System: Titania
Although it is the largest moon of Uranus, it is much smaller than Triton, the largest moon of Uranus' sister planet, Neptune.
This material was thrown out onto the moon's surface by the impacts that formed the craters.
This indicated that the moon was probably geologically active at some time in the distant past.
www.seasky.org /solarsystem/sky3h5.html   (365 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Oberon (astronomy)
Oberon (astronomy), large moon of the planet Uranus.
Oberon is the 16th known satellite from the planet.
The moon orbits Uranus at a distance of about...
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761587761/Oberon_(astronomy).html   (80 words)

  
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Moon was still sticking around; he turned out to have stopped Dworkin from fiddling in Astus’ mind, and had actually given Dworkin ‘a right good kicking’.
Moon *isn’t* Brand - he’s a trump amalgam of Brand’s memories, as well as some of Astus’, etc. - basically, a combination of some of the most unstable minds in our multiverse, as well as millions of shadow people.
Oberon then entered the room, and whatever he had originally done to Dworkin, whatever that was, he couldn’t redo.
www.labyrinth.net.au /~gadge/Khar10.html   (1550 words)

  
 CliffsNotes::A Midsummer Night's Dream:Book Summary and Study Guide
In her inconstancy, the moon is an apt figure of the ever-changing, varied modes of love represented in the drama.
From stepmother, the moon is transformed in the course of a few lines into the image of fruitful union contained in the “silver bow,” an implicit reference also to Cupid’s arrow, which draws lovers together.
As Oberon says when he first sees Titania, they are “ill met by moonlight.” Notice how the fairy world is directly connected with the cycles of the moon: As “governess of the floods” (103), the moon, which is pale in anger because of Titania and Oberon’s argument, has indirectly caused numerous human illnesses.
www.cliffsnotes.com /WileyCDA/LitNote/id-78,pageNum-54.html   (920 words)

  
 SharyaMarie.com
If the brightest moon were 1190 kilmeters in diameter then the moon with deep rift valleys would be 1630 km in diameter (clue 5), which is impossible (clue 2); so the blandest moon is 1190 km in diameter (clue 3).
The blandest moon, then, isn't Ariel or Miranda (clue 1), nor is it Titania (which is 1600, not 1190); the blandest moon is Umbriel.
Titania isn't the brightest moon (because the moon with deep rift valleys is larger - clues 2 and 5), so it's the moon with deep rift valleys, and by elimination the second moon is the brightest.
www.sharyamarie.com /archives/00000080.shtml   (788 words)

  
 Oberon - TheBestLinks.com - Oberon programming language, Submarine, William Shakespeare, 1970s, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Oberon, Oberon programming language, Submarine, William Shakespeare, 1970s, A...
Oberon, in Arthurian Legend the King of the Fairies, most famous from William Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Oberon was a class of submarine in the second half of the 20th century
www.thebestlinks.com /Oberon.html   (150 words)

  
 Making the Moon :: Astrobiology Magazine :: Search for Life in the Universe
The Moon has an abnormally low density compared to the terrestrial planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars), indicating that it lacks high-density iron.
However, if the Moon also accumulated its proportionate share of material during this period, it would have gained too much iron-rich material -- more than can be reconciled with the Moon today.
Because the Moon helps stabilize the tilt of the Earth's rotation, it prevents the Earth from wobbling between climatic extremes.
www.astrobio.net /news/article178.html   (1064 words)

  
 Oberon in Color
This image of Oberon was taken on January 24, 1986, from a distance of 660,000 kilometers (410,000 miles).
The color was reconstructed from images taken from violet, clear and green image bands.
Oberon is a moon of Uranus that is characterized by an old, heavily cratered, and icy surface.
www.solarviews.com /cap/uranus/oberon.htm   (160 words)

  
 WTP: Uranus: Outermost Moon
This is the best spacecraft-acquired image of Uranus'; outermost moon Oberon.
Near the center of Oberon's disk is a large crater with a bright central peak and a floor partially covered with fl material.
This may be icy, carbon-rich material that spilled onto the crater floor sometime after the crater formed.
pds.jpl.nasa.gov /planets/captions/uranus/oberon.htm   (84 words)

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