History UsefulNotes / TheMoonsOfUranus

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!! Collision Course--Cupid and Belinda

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!! Collision Course--Cupid Course: Cupid and Belinda



!! The Broken Ball--Miranda

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!! The Broken Ball--Miranda
Ball: Miranda



!! White and Black--Ariel and Umbriel

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!! White and Black--Ariel Black: Ariel and Umbriel



!! The little Fairies--Titania and Oberon

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!! The little Fairies--Titania Little Fairies: Titania and Oberon
20th Apr '16 1:54:36 PM RainbowPhoenix
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One thing that is known about the moons of Uranus is that they tend to have dark surfaces due to a process called radiation darkening. Uranus is distant enough that radiation and charged particles from beyond the Solar System impacts its moons, breaking up molecules on the surface. This is followed by chemical reactions that slowly build up a layer of organic materials. This is NOT an indicator of life.
6th Apr '16 4:07:03 AM AnotherGuy
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Unlike the moons of the other planets, whose names are drawn from Myth/ClassicalMythology (except for, you know, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoon the obvious]]), the names of the moons of Uranus are drawn from the classics of EnglishLiterature, specifically Alexander Pope's ''Literature/TheRapeOfTheLock'' and the plays of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. Uranus was discovered by an Englishman (well, a naturalized German... [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfHanover but so was the King]]!), Sir William Herschel; his son John ended up naming the moons when they were discovered a while later. The younger Herschel reasoned that the sky god Uranus would be accompanied by spirits of the air, and took the names of these spirits from the aforementioned works. Later astronomers ignored the "spirit of the air" bit and just gave names from Shakespeare and Pope.

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Unlike the moons of the other planets, whose names are drawn from Myth/ClassicalMythology (except for, you know, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoon the obvious]]), obvious]], who ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_%28goddess%29 inspired]]'' a Goddess rather than be named after one), the names of the moons of Uranus are drawn from the classics of EnglishLiterature, specifically Alexander Pope's ''Literature/TheRapeOfTheLock'' and the plays of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. Uranus was discovered by an Englishman (well, a naturalized German... [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfHanover but so was the King]]!), Sir William Herschel; his son John ended up naming the moons when they were discovered a while later. The younger Herschel reasoned that the sky god Uranus would be accompanied by spirits of the air, and took the names of these spirits from the aforementioned works. Later astronomers ignored the "spirit of the air" bit and just gave names from Shakespeare and Pope.
6th Sep '15 4:41:59 AM HeraldAlberich
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Unlike the moons of the other planets, whose names are drawn from Myth/ClassicalMythology (except for, you know, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoon the obvious]]), the names of the moons of {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}} are drawn from the classics of EnglishLiterature, specifically Alexander Pope's ''TheRapeOfTheLock'' and the plays of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}} was discovered by an Englishman (well, a naturalized German...[[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfHanover but so was the King]]!), Sir William Herschel; his son John ended up naming the moons when they were discovered a while later. The younger Herschel reasoned that the sky god Uranus would be accompanied by spirits of the air, and took the names of these spirits from the aforementioned works. Later astronomers ignored the "spirit of the air" bit and just gave names from Shakespeare and Pope.

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Unlike the moons of the other planets, whose names are drawn from Myth/ClassicalMythology (except for, you know, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoon the obvious]]), the names of the moons of {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}} Uranus are drawn from the classics of EnglishLiterature, specifically Alexander Pope's ''TheRapeOfTheLock'' ''Literature/TheRapeOfTheLock'' and the plays of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}} Uranus was discovered by an Englishman (well, a naturalized German...German... [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfHanover but so was the King]]!), Sir William Herschel; his son John ended up naming the moons when they were discovered a while later. The younger Herschel reasoned that the sky god Uranus would be accompanied by spirits of the air, and took the names of these spirits from the aforementioned works. Later astronomers ignored the "spirit of the air" bit and just gave names from Shakespeare and Pope.



Thirteen moonlets orbit close in; two (Cordelia and Ophelia) serve as shepherds for the rings of {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}}. These are very small and of irregular shape, made of ice, tholin and some silicate dirt. They are very dark, the entire system is a chaotic jumble prone to changes.

!! Collision Course - Cupid and Belinda

Scientists predict that sometime between 1000 years and 1,000,000 years from now, inner moons Cupid and Belinda will collide. It's unknown what the result will be. They predict either 1), they'll "bounce" off each other, 2) merge, or 3) make Uranus' whisper-thin ring system a whole lot thicker.

!! The Broken Ball - Miranda

This moon, barely large enough to be a ball, is unusual in the high variability of its terrain. Miranda's surface has patchwork regions of broken terrain indicating intense geological activity in the moon's past, and is criss-crossed by huge canyons. A discredited theory claims that Miranda was [[EarthShatteringKaboom shattered]] and then recoalesced into its current clumsy shape; now scientists think it was a tidally-heated ocean moon, like [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter Europa]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfSaturn Enceladus]], in the past, then froze over, causing its ice crust to crack and break. Nowadays it is, in all aspects, a boring iceball in the middle of blackness, dead as a doornail.

!! White and Black - Ariel and Umbriel

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Thirteen moonlets orbit close in; two (Cordelia and Ophelia) serve as shepherds for the rings of {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}}.Uranus. These are very small and of irregular shape, made of ice, tholin and some silicate dirt. They are very dark, dark; the entire system is a chaotic jumble prone to changes.

!! Collision Course - Cupid Course--Cupid and Belinda

Scientists predict that sometime between 1000 years and 1,000,000 years from now, the inner moons Cupid and Belinda will collide. It's unknown what the result will be. They predict either 1), they'll "bounce" off each other, 2) merge, or 3) make Uranus' whisper-thin ring system a whole lot thicker.

!! The Broken Ball - Miranda

Ball--Miranda

This moon, barely large enough to be a ball, is unusual in the high variability of its terrain. Miranda's surface has patchwork regions of broken terrain indicating intense geological activity in the moon's past, and is criss-crossed by huge canyons. A discredited theory claims that Miranda was [[EarthShatteringKaboom shattered]] and then recoalesced re-coalesced into its current clumsy shape; now scientists think it was a tidally-heated ocean moon, like [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter Europa]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfSaturn Enceladus]], in the past, then froze over, causing its ice crust to crack and break. Nowadays it is, in all aspects, a boring iceball in the middle of blackness, dead as a doornail.

!! White and Black - Ariel Black--Ariel and Umbriel



!! The little Fairies - Titania and Oberon

These two are the largest moons of {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}}, with diameters of almost 1500 km, rivaling [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfSaturn Saturn's Rhea]]. They are large enough to have tiny traces of atmosphere and be suspected of hiding subsurface oceans deep on the border between ice and rock. That makes these iceballs in the middle of blackness possibly not boring and possibly not dead.

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!! The little Fairies - Titania Fairies--Titania and Oberon

These two are the largest moons of {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}}, Uranus, with diameters of almost 1500 km, rivaling [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfSaturn Saturn's Rhea]]. They are large enough to have tiny traces of atmosphere and be suspected of hiding subsurface oceans deep on the border between ice and rock. That makes these iceballs in the middle of blackness possibly not boring and possibly not dead.
17th May '15 11:08:29 PM nombretomado
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Unlike the moons of the other planets, whose names are drawn from Myth/ClassicalMythology (except for, you know, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoon the obvious]]), the names of the moons of {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}} are drawn from the classics of EnglishLiterature, specifically Alexander Pope's ''TheRapeOfTheLock'' and the plays of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}} was discovered by an Englishman (well, a naturalized German...[[TheHouseOfHanover but so was the King]]!), Sir William Herschel; his son John ended up naming the moons when they were discovered a while later. The younger Herschel reasoned that the sky god Uranus would be accompanied by spirits of the air, and took the names of these spirits from the aforementioned works. Later astronomers ignored the "spirit of the air" bit and just gave names from Shakespeare and Pope.

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Unlike the moons of the other planets, whose names are drawn from Myth/ClassicalMythology (except for, you know, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoon the obvious]]), the names of the moons of {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}} are drawn from the classics of EnglishLiterature, specifically Alexander Pope's ''TheRapeOfTheLock'' and the plays of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}} was discovered by an Englishman (well, a naturalized German...[[TheHouseOfHanover [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfHanover but so was the King]]!), Sir William Herschel; his son John ended up naming the moons when they were discovered a while later. The younger Herschel reasoned that the sky god Uranus would be accompanied by spirits of the air, and took the names of these spirits from the aforementioned works. Later astronomers ignored the "spirit of the air" bit and just gave names from Shakespeare and Pope.
4th May '15 11:57:58 AM nombretomado
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Unlike the moons of the other planets, whose names are drawn from ClassicalMythology (except for, you know, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoon the obvious]]), the names of the moons of {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}} are drawn from the classics of EnglishLiterature, specifically Alexander Pope's ''TheRapeOfTheLock'' and the plays of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}} was discovered by an Englishman (well, a naturalized German...[[TheHouseOfHanover but so was the King]]!), Sir William Herschel; his son John ended up naming the moons when they were discovered a while later. The younger Herschel reasoned that the sky god Uranus would be accompanied by spirits of the air, and took the names of these spirits from the aforementioned works. Later astronomers ignored the "spirit of the air" bit and just gave names from Shakespeare and Pope.

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Unlike the moons of the other planets, whose names are drawn from ClassicalMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology (except for, you know, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoon the obvious]]), the names of the moons of {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}} are drawn from the classics of EnglishLiterature, specifically Alexander Pope's ''TheRapeOfTheLock'' and the plays of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. {{UsefulNotes/Uranus}} was discovered by an Englishman (well, a naturalized German...[[TheHouseOfHanover but so was the King]]!), Sir William Herschel; his son John ended up naming the moons when they were discovered a while later. The younger Herschel reasoned that the sky god Uranus would be accompanied by spirits of the air, and took the names of these spirits from the aforementioned works. Later astronomers ignored the "spirit of the air" bit and just gave names from Shakespeare and Pope.
5th Dec '14 5:13:04 PM karstovich2
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These medium-sized moons (1100-1200 km in diameter) are very similar in all except color. Ariel is a very shiny object, Umbriel is dark. It's likely that they have silicate cores, but subsurface oceans are unlikely. In all other aspects, they are boring iceballs in the middle of blackness, dead as a doornail.

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These medium-sized moons (1100-1200 km in diameter) are very similar in all except color. Ariel is a very shiny object, Umbriel is dark.dark, albeit with a bright, shiny crater called Wunda on its equator. It's likely that they have silicate cores, but subsurface oceans are unlikely. In all other aspects, they are boring iceballs in the middle of blackness, dead as a doornail.
9th Nov '14 9:22:28 PM AnotherGuy
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!! The little shepherds

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!! The little shepherds
Little Shepherds
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