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Table of moons
Uranus' Moons and Rings
fascinating moons and a complicated ring system. The ring is a completely different form of ring than the one around Saturn or Jupiter. At Uranus there is a very obvious partial ring, or "ring
Many moons are icy moons with fascinating surface features. These icy moons have no atmosphere
nor magnetosphere. The interiors of these moons are not active, and there is not much possibility for life.
The moons are, in order; Cordelia, Ophelia, Bianca, Cressida, Desdemona, Juliet, Portia, Rosalind, Belinda, and Puck. These moons are part of a group called the "Small Moons". Icy moons of Uranus are; Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, Oberon, Caliban, and Sycorax. In 1999, four more Uranian moons were found. They include Prospero, Setebos, Stephano and 1986 U 10.
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Puck was discovered by Voyager 2 in 1986. It has a standoff distance of 86,010 km. Puck is one of the small moons, and is about as wide as a county at 150 km (100 miles) long. As a small moon, the composition...more
Miranda was discovered by G. Kuiper in 1948. It has a standoff distance of 129,780 km. Miranda one of the smallest icy moons, and is as wide as the distance from Los Angeles to San Francisco, being 47...more
Umbriel was discovered by W. Lassell in 1851. It has a standoff distance of 265,970 km. Umbriel is about as wide as the Oregon coast line, being 1170 km (780 miles) in size. The surface features of this...more
Titania was discovered by W. Herschel in 1787. It has a standoff distance of 435,840 km. Titania is about as wide as the state of California is long, being 1580 km (1053 miles) in size. The surface features...more
Oberon was discovered by W. Herschel in 1787. It has a standoff distance of 582,600 km. Oberon is about as wide as the state of California is long, being 1520 km (1013 miles) in size. The surface features...more
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The surface of Oberon is like many icy moons. It appears to be changed for it does not have many craters. Instead it has grooves and ridges similar to those found on Ganymede. These grooves ex tend for...more