Teacher: Lisa Verveda
School: Surrey Christian Secondary School
City: Surrey, British Columbia
There are many moons of Uranus and Oberon is one that we should go and study. It has profound craters that can tell us whether or not the icy plains have life. Yes, the other moons may also have ice, however, the deep craters of Oberon may help us get a little bit closer to where life can endure. Oberon is the moon that motivated me because it has numerous mysterious craters that can help us understand the creation of our solar system. It can help us fully comprehend how our solar system was created and possibly even why Uranus is rotating on its side.
I am very excited to see what can happen if we look further into these moons. We can solve one of our long-lasting theories about why Uranus has rings made of ice and rock. We can also learn many things about the origin of life here on Earth. There could have possibly been more living creatures on Oberon before humanity or before any life form on Earth existed. Another thing that excites me is how we have only minimal information, which means much more and that we should visit. We also know only one side of Oberon, and visiting can help us find out what else it's hiding under its beautiful surface.
Here are some fun facts about Oberon! Oberon, out of all the twenty-seven moons, Oberon is the second biggest. Another fact is, William Herschel's son, John, had named Oberon after a William Shakespeare character from the play called "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Voyager 2 had discovered that Oberon was heavily cratered, which is astounding because now we have the prospect to visit such a vast moon with many secrets concealed beneath its surface.