Ishan Roy

Ishan Roy

Grade: 5

School: Home school

Topic: Oberon

Amongst all the moons of Uranus, I found Oberon the most fascinating as it is heavily cratered unlike the other moons of Uranus and it doesn’t rotate on its axis. So, I pondered on the question “what would be on the other side of it?” Maybe the other side would be smoother because of less exposure or it could be just as cratered because The Voyager might have taken a photo from between Uranus and Oberon (thus outer side will be exposed). Several images of Oberon show a lone mountain peak rising 4 miles (6 km) above the surface! In the southern hemisphere, large faults can be seen crossing the surface.


As with all of Uranus' moons, it is believed to be composed of about half water ice and half rocky material. The lack of other surface features indicates that it has probably been stable since its formation as there is no detectable atmosphere and no magnetic field. An unidentified substance covers the floors of many of Oberon's craters. We always find exploring celestial bodies interesting especially those which have similarities with Earth having big mountains and water in the form of ice, etc. Also, as Oberon is the outermost of Uranus’s moons it will be easier for an interplanetary mission to approach it when the distance is least between Earth and Oberon

So, after much thought, I believe that the other side of Oberon might be smoother than the side already captured and the structure of Oberon differs at different points. (for reasons stated above). I really wish that the next interplanetary mission will be dedicated to the same.

I look forward to explore more about Oberon through the next mission that NASA might plan soon.

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