Tui Regio

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Tui Regio
Feature type Regio
Coordinates 20°S 130°W / 20°S 130°W / -20; -130Coordinates: 20°S 130°W / 20°S 130°W / -20; -130
Eponym Tui

Tui Regio (located at 20°S, 130°W[1]) is a region on Titan, the Saturnian moon, in the southwest corner of Xanadu,[2] named after Tui, a Chinese goddess of happiness, joy and water.[1] Tui appears to lack the erosion channels that mark other highland regions on Titan, suggesting it may be geologically young.[3] Patterns resembling lava flows have also been observed, suggesting cryovolcanism.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Owen, T. C.; K. Aksnes; R. Beebe; J. Blue; A. Brahic; G. A. Burba; B. A. Smith; V. G. Tejfel (2006). "Titan: Nomenclature System and the Very First Names For One More World" (PDF). Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVII. 
  2. ^ "Titan map" (PDF). USGS. 
  3. ^ Thomson, Brad (October 12, 2006). "Peeking Through the Haze: Titan's Surface, part I". 
  4. ^ Barnes, Jason W.; Robert H. Brown, Jani Radebaugh, Bonnie J. Buratti, Christophe Sotin, Stephane Le Mouelic, Sebastien Rodriguez, Elizabeth P. Turtle, Jason Perry, Roger Clark, Kevin H. Baines, Phillip D. Nicholson (2006). "Cassini observations of flow-like features in western Tui Regio, Titan". Geophysical Research Letters 33 (16): L16204. Bibcode:2006GeoRL..3316204B. doi:10.1029/2006GL026843.