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Titania
Date: 24 Jan 1986

Voyager 2 obtained this full-disk view of Uranus' moon Titania in the early morning hours of 24 January 1986, from a distance of about 500,000 km (300,000 miles).


Many circular depressions -- probably impact craters -- are visible in this clear-filter image returned by the Voyager narrow-angle camera.


Other bright spots are distinguished by radiating rays and are probably halo craters that mark relatively more recent impacts. Even more interesting are linear troughs (right) that are probably fault canyons.


The troughs break the crust in two directions, an indication of some tectonic extension of Titania's crust. These features indicate that this icy satellite has a dynamic, active interior. Titania is about 1,600 km (1,000 mi) in diameter; the resolution of this image is about 9 km (6 mi).


Last Update: 21 Jun 2011 (AMB)

Credit: NASA/JPL



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