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Uranus’ Moon Titania

Uranus’ moon Titania — Titania is the largest moon of Uranus. Titania was discovered on January 11, 1787 by William Herschel.

All of the moons of Uranus are named for characters from Shakespeare or Alexander Pope. 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.

A major surface feature is a huge canyon that dwarfs the scale of the Grand Canyon on Earth and is in the same class as the Valles Marineris on Mars or the Ithaca Chasma on Saturn’s moon Tethys.

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Discovery

Discovered by William Herschel
Discovered in 1787

Orbital characteristics

Mean radius 463,300 km
Eccentricity 0.0017
Orbital period 8.71 days
Inclination 0.08

Physical characteristics

Equatorial diameter 1610 km
Surface area 7,800,000 km2
Mass 3.5261021kg
Mean density 1.71 g/cm3
Surface gravity 0.378 m/s2
Rotation period 8.71 days
Axial tilt
Albedo 0.28

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