Talk:Oberon (moon)

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According to The Royal Shakespeare Company, this is pronounced [OH-ber-on]. Per Webster's, the final o can be either a full vowel or a schwa.


If someone would like to I would appreciate it, since I have been working on this. Watchingeye 02:33, 22 August 2007 (UTC)


Should we be using JPLSSD's mass of 2.88×1021 per Jacobson, R. A. 2007 "The Gravity Field of the Uranian System and the Orbits of the Uranian Satellites and Rings", BAAS 39, 453 for this article? The 1992 numbers seem kind of dated. -- Kheider (talk) 21:52, 24 December 2008 (UTC)


This sentence appears to be contradictory:

Lassell had earlier endorsed Herschel's 1847 naming scheme for the seven then-known satellites of Saturn and had named his newly-discovered eighth satellite Hyperion in accordance with Herschel's naming scheme in 1848.

So was Herschel's naming scheme proposed in 1847 or 1848?

Edit: OK, I get it. I reworded it to make it a bit clearer. Serendipodous 23:16, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Also, in Moons of Uranus the moons of Uranus are said to have resulted from the accretion disc that formed after a giant impact, which would explain their substantially lower mass to the other large satellites. However, this article appears to claim that the Uranian moons formed with Uranus itself. Serendipodous 22:52, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

I have not yet checked the sources, but when that was added to moons of Uranus, I looked at it funny because I know that the 4 big moons of Uranus are suppose to be to Uranus as the 4 big moons of Jupiter are to Jupiter. Saturn has the most "major moons" and Neptune is just a freak because of the chaos caused by the capture of Triton. -- Kheider (talk) 23:46, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Some scientists hypothesized that they are of cryovolcanic origin, while others think that the impacts simply excavated dark material from depth. In the latter case Oberon should be at least partially differentiated.

Surely this should be "In the former case"?

In the latter is correct. I clarified this part a bit. It means that if a layer of pure ice lies on another deeply buried layer of dirty ice, the moon is differentiated at least partially. Ruslik (talk) 12:57, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

The overview of Oberon's geology mentions mountains, but mountains are never discussed. Serendipodous 00:03, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

One mountain as high as 11 km is mentioned. Ruslik (talk) 12:57, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
That's an impact peak, which is part of a crater. "Mountains" implies either fold mountains or volcanoes. Serendipodous 13:41, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Planetary science vs conventional definitions of "ice"[edit]

The first paragraph states that "[Oberon] consists of approximately equal amounts of ice and rock, and is likely differentiated into a rocky core and an icy mantle". The occurences of ice here should possibly be clarified and/or linked to the relevant article, Volatiles or (Water) Ice. The later article seems to indicate that it is water ice, but I am not confident enough to make the change personally. Could someone who knows of the subject clarify? It also occurs to me that this problem may occur in other articles concerning celestial bodies. danielstrong52Buzz me 15:12, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

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