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Uranus Moon: Titania!

This color composite of the Uranian satellite Miranda was taken by Voyager 2 on Jan. 24, 1986, from a distance of 147,000 kilometers.


Titania, the largest moon of Uranus (788.9 kilometers in radius) was discovered by William Herschel in 1787.

Although Titania has a few large impact basins, it is generally covered with small craters and rough terrain. The moon also is very internally active due to its plated surface and multiple faults. It takes Titania 8 days, 16 hours and 57 minutes to complete an orbit of Uranus.

This high-resolution color composite of Titania was made from Voyager 2 images taken Jan. 24, 1986.


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. Voyager's narrow-angle camera acquired this image of Titania, one of the large moons of Uranus, through the violet and clear filters. The spacecraft was about 500,000 kilometers away; the picture shows details about 9 km in size. Titania has a diameter of about 1,600 km. In addition to many scars due to impacts, Titania displays evidence of other geologic activity at some point in its history. The large, trenchlike feature near the terminator (day-night boundary) at middle right suggests at least one episode of tectonic activity. Another, basinlike structure near the upper right is evidence of an ancient period of heavy impact activity. The neutral gray color of Titania is characteristic of the Uranian satellites as a whole.


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