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  Uranus' Moon Titania
This image is a polar stereographic map of the southern hemisphere of Titania.
This global orthographic view of Titania is centered at 60° south latitude and 340° longitude.
This crescent orthographic view of Titania is centered at 20 degrees north latitude and 340 degrees longitude.
www.solarviews.com /eng/titania.htm   (277 words)

 Titania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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.
Titania's surface is a mixture of cratered terrain and systems of interconnected valleys hundreds of kilometers long.
Titania'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/titania.html   (179 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.
Titania is believed to be composed of about half water ice and half rocky material.
The surface of Titania is littered with impact craters.
www.seasky.org /solarsystem/sky3h5.html   (365 words)

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 Learn more about Titania (moon) in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Names for the first four discovered moons of Uranus, Oberon, Titania, Ariel and Umbriel, were given by John Herschel, the son of William.
Titania was named after Titania, the Queen of the Faeries in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Titania is composed of roughly 50% water ice, 30% silicate rock, and 20% methane-related organic compounds.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /t/ti/titania__moon_.html   (216 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Titania (moon)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Titania should not be confused with Titan, a moon of Saturn, or the asteroid 593 Titania.
Titania was discovered on 1787-01-11 by William Herschel.
The name "Titania" 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.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Titania_(moon)   (440 words)

 The Moons of the Solar System — Titania    ••• THE ROTATING MAP ...
An interesting feature of Titania is that with the diameter of about 1600 kilometers (which almost equals half the diameter of our Moon!).
Detecting Titania'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).
Titania is the brightest of Uranian moons (exactly 1,000 times fainter than the faintest stars visible to naked eye).
ksiezyce.republika.pl /uranus/titania_en.html   (452 words)

 Astronomy Answers: Universe Family Tree: Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This table shows the moons that are on average the furthest from or the closest to the center of their planet, measured in units of 1000 km.
The orbits of moons that are far enough away from their planet are influenced by the gravity of the Sun.
The next table shows the moons with the highest and lowest equilibrium temperature (average surface temperature), based on the visual geometric albedo of the moons, and measured in kelvin (K) and degrees Celsius (°C).
www.astro.uu.nl /~strous/AA/en/boom/maan.html   (914 words)

 NASA's Observatorium Image Gallery -- Uranus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Ariel is the moon second-closest to Uranus (after Miranda), and is composed of roughly half water ice and half rock.
Titania's tortured terrain is a mix of valleys and craters.
Titania is essentially a large dirty iceball that orbits Uranus-it is composed of about half water ice and half rock.
observe.arc.nasa.gov /nasa/gallery/image_gallery/solar_system/solar_uranus2.html   (387 words)

 The Solar System
Over millions of years, the dust and ice on the outside of the moons was aloud to escape, while the dust and gas on the inside, or between the moons was not.
The closest moon to the Surface of the planet Uranus is Cordelia.
Rosalind is the eighth moon from the surface of the planet Uranus.
www.kidsastronomy.com /uranus/moons.htm   (936 words)

 Wikijunior Solar System/Uranus/Titania - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Titania is less than half the size of the Earth's moon.
Near the top of this moon is a large crater that has a double ring.
This moon was discovered in 1787 by the English astronomer Sir William Herschel.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Wikijunior_Solar_System/Uranus/Titania   (565 words)

 MSN Encarta - Titania (astronomy)
Titania (astronomy), large moon of the planet Uranus.
Titania is the 15th known satellite from the planet.
The moon orbits Uranus at a distance of...
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761587803/Titania_(astronomy).html   (79 words)

 Voyager - Science - Planetary Voyage - Uranus - Moons
The large Uranian moons appear, in fact, to be about 50 percent water ice, 20 percent carbon- and nitrogen-based materials, and 30 percent rock.
Titania, for example, is marked by huge fault systems and canyons that indicate some degree of geologic activity in its history.
Voyager images, which showed some areas of the moon at resolutions of a kilometer or less, consists of huge fault canyons as deep as 20 kilometers (12 miles), terraced layers and a mixture of old and young surfaces.
voyager.jpl.nasa.gov /science/uranus_moons.html   (597 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Space - Titania
Titania is made mostly of rock and water ice.
Titania was named after the queen of the fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Titania was discovered in 1787 by the astronomer William Herschel.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/space/solarsystem/uranus/titania.shtml   (291 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)

 DVDExtra: Uranus and Neptune
The five largest moons of Uranus were known before the Voyager 2 spacecraft encountered the planet in 1986.
Titania, the largest of the Uranian moons, has plenty of craters, many with bright rays.
Titania's surface fractures may have been caused by the expansion of frozen water beneath the surface.
www.yorkfilms.com /ccdvdextra/uranus.html   (2365 words)

 Titania size comparisons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Titania is 1.04 times the diameter of Oberon (a satellite of Uranus).
Titania is 1.53 times the diameter of Tethys (a satellite of Saturn).
Titania is 23.7 times the diameter of Belinda (a satellite of Uranus).
ic-www.arc.nasa.gov /projects/bayes-group/Atlas/size/Titania   (130 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.
Another thing that Titania has in common with its family members is the fact that part of its surface is heavily cratered, and part of it has lots of ridges, gullies and other features that look like erosion features that we see here on Earth and on Mars.
www.thenewstarrymessenger.net /oursolarmain/uranus/uranusmoons.htm   (819 words)

 Welcome to the Planets Version
Akna -- In Native American traditions from Mexico and from the Arctic, "Moon" (Wife of the Sun) and "The Mother" (Goddess of Childbirth), respectively.
Called on NASA to put an astronaut on the moon within the decade of the 1960's, a feat that was achieved.
Titania -- In William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the queen of the fairies.
pds.jpl.nasa.gov /planets/special/glossary.htm   (2887 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.
But nearby moons Europa and Ganymede peturb it when they pass, making the tidal bulges shift and heating the Io's interior with the friction of the flexing.
www.inconstantmoon.com /cyc_moon.htm   (1127 words)

 Distance from Uranus to Titania
Titania revolves in the equatorial plane of Uranus.
According to the Almanac on Dec. 20, 1997 (UT), the angular separation between Uranus and Titania was 20 arcseconds.
Using principles of trigonometry, the tangent of the angle Uranus-Earth-Titania (which is also their angular separation) is equal to the distance between Titania and Uranus (D) divided by the distance between Earth and Uranus (20.6 AU).
hou.lbl.gov /~vhoette/Uranus/titania.html   (635 words)

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.
Titania is the largest moon of Uranus and is marked by a few large impact basins
zebu.uoregon.edu /~js/ast121/lectures/lec17.html   (608 words)

 Titania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Titania (mythology), the queen of the fairies in medieval folklore and a character from William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream
Titania (Fire Emblem) is the name of a Paladin in the game Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance; her name was originally Tiamat in the Japanese version, Sōen no Kiseki.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Titania   (154 words)

 DiscoverThePlanets.Com - Uranus, The 7th Planet from the Sun!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Titania, the largest moon of Uranus (788.9 kilometers in radius) was discovered by William Herschel in 1787.
This high-resolution color composite of Titania was made from Voyager 2 images taken Jan. 24, 1986, as the spacecraft neared its closest approach to Uranus.
The neutral gray color of Titania is characteristic of the Uranian satellites as a whole.
www.discovertheplanets.com /uranus/umoons/Titania.html   (277 words)

 Free Barron's BookNotes for A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from ...
For Theseus and Hippolyta the moon is the means of measuring the time till their wedding day, and so, in a way, it is the light that illumines their marriage.
Lysander explains that when the moon rises the next night (the moon is to light their way, but its enchanted beams can mislead as well as lead, as they will discover), he and Hermia will leave the city.
Oberon tells Titania it's within her power to restore order to the world: all she has to do is give the changeling boy to him.
www.pinkmonkey.com /booknotes/barrons/midsumr3.asp   (6843 words)

 Tour of the Solar System: Ariel
The most striking feature of Ariel is the complex network of deep rift valleys crisscrossing the entire surface of the moon.
They cross the entire surface of the moon for hundreds of miles (or kilometers), and reach depths of 6 miles (10 km).
Some of these valleys have ridges, which are believed to have been formed by upwellings of ice from the moon's interior.
www.seasky.org /solarsystem/sky3h3.html   (313 words)

Titania and Oberon are each 1600 kilometers in diameter, the largest size of the five (clue 2).
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).
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)

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