Titania Facts and Information
Titania of Uranus was discovered in 1787 by William Herschel, a British astronomer who also discovered the second largest moon of Uranus, Oberon. Due to the distance of the objects, his discovery was only confirmed almost fifty years later. At that time, he also claimed to have discovered other Uranian moons as well. His claims however were never confirmed at all, so he didn't get credit for discovering them.
The moon was named after the Queen of the Fairies, a character of the famous play: "A Midsummer Night's Dream", written by William Shakespeare. The rest of Uranus' moons also took their names from characters of Shakespeare and Alexander Pope plays.
For more information on their naming visit this article: "The Literary Moons of Uranus"
Titania is the eighth largest moon in the Solar System. It is believed that it was formed from a gas and dust nebula that surrounded Uranus during the early stages of its life. The accretion of matter probably lasted thousands of years and the extreme impacts and stresses led to the fractured moon surface and the deep canyons. This shaping may have lasted millions of years, although little is known regarding the formation and evolution of the moon.
Mass: 3.527 ~+mn~ 0.09 × 1021 kg (5.908 × 10−4 Earths)
Volume: 2,056,622,001 km3
Mean radius: 788.9 km
Mean density: 1.7 g/cm3
Mean distance from Uranus: 435.84 km
Maximum temperature: 89°K (during summer solstice)