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 et al. (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.