Titania

Julia A.

Titania

Titania is one of the many 27 moons on the planet of Uranus.
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Titania is a part of the five largest moons but is the biggest out of all of them with a diameter of 1,600 km. It's 272,000 miles away from the planet making it the second closest moon. Also, it takes 8.71 days to fully rotate and it takes 8.71 days to orbit around Uranus.
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Titania was discovered as Uranus's 14th moon on January 11, 1787 by Sir William Herschel, a british astronomer. Even though he was the one to discover it, we didn't know any true information until in 1986 the Voyager 2 flew past it. Titania is named after the Queen of Fairies and Oberon's wife whose name was Titania from the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" written by Shakespeare.
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Titania's surface is mainly a gray color that has multiple craters and saucer pits. The moon is covered in valleys and trenches that look like cracks and were believed to be caused by meteors, the longest valley is over 1000 miles long. Titania is not able to have to have organisms because it has no atmosphere or magnetic field. Since the moon has neither of these, humans cannot go on the moon itself but can send spacecrafts and satellites to collect data.
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