Nadine Mustafa

Nadine Mustafa

Grade: 6

School: Menese International School

City: Cairo

Topic: Titania

Yes, it’s a moon, not like the moon we have, it’s Titania, one of Uranus’s moons. It’s a mystery because it’s not fully discovered yet. Titania is the largest moon among the 27 moons of Uranus. William Herschel is the one who discovered Titania in January 11, 1787. Titania is named after queen Titania the queen of fairies in Shakespeare’s play “Midsummer night’s dream”. Overall, I think that Titania is one of the most interesting moons. Let me illustrate why.

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Titania is the 8th largest moon in our solar system. Its color is grey like the other moons. It has vast valleys that can reach up to 1,000 miles deep. It is about 1,000 miles long in diameter. It’s also 3 times faster than our moon as it orbits Uranus in 209 hours only which is about 9 days. The length of titania’s orbital is 436,300 km which longer than our moons orbital by almost 50,000 km. Titania is 2.723 billion km far from the earth. It has a very weak force of gravity estimated by 0.367m/s2.This moon is geologically active due to images taken by voyager 2 almost 200 years after its discovery. Titania has a surface area of 7,820,000 sq. km which is almost 6 times smaller than our moon. It is filled with craters that are mostly small, rift valleys and pockmarks, and deep scars. There is a large doubled wall crater near the top of the moon. It is also slightly tilted towards Uranus’s equator. In fact, we have only seen one face of this mysterious moon.

Finally, space discovery is an endless journey. If I have the chance, I will launch a massive campaign to discover the wonders of the universe among which I might pay a visit to the dark side of titania.

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