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Titania Moon Facts
- Moon Name: Titania
- Designation: Uranus III
- Date Discovered: January 11th, 1787
- Discovered by: William Herschel
- Average Orbit of Uranus: 271,104.25 mi
- Total Volume: 493,409,857.61 mi3
- Surface Area: 3,019,645.81 mi2
18 Titania Moon Facts for Kids
- Titania is one of the 27 known moons of the planet Uranus.
- Titania is named after a character in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Titania was the mythical queen of the fairies in this Shakespeare comedy.
- Titania is also designated as Uranus III.
- Titania was discovered on January 11th, 1787 by German-born British astronomer William Herschel.
- Titania was discovered on the same day that Uranus’s second largest moon was discovered, Oberon.
- The average orbit distance for Titania is 271,104.25 miles.
- The total surface area of Titania is 3,019,645.81 mi2.
- The total volume of Titania is 493,409,857.61 mi3.
- Titania completes an orbit around Uranus every 8.7 days.
- Titania is one of the five major moons of Uranus.
- Titania is the largest of the five major moons of Uranus.
- Titania is the second closet of the five major moons to the planet Uranus.
- Titania is the largest moon, both by mass and diameter, out of all 27 known moons orbiting Uranus.
- Titania is the seventeenth farthest moon from Uranus out of all 27 known moons.
- Titania is the eighth largest moon in our Solar System.
- The largest chasma on Titania is Messina Chasmata and has a diameter of 927 miles.
- The largest crater on Titania is Gertrude and has a diameter of 202 miles.
- The current images we have of Titania were taken by Voyager 2 in 1986.
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