Composition and internal structure

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Composition and internal structure This Voyager 2 image of Titania shows enormous rifts. Titania is the largest and most massive Uranian moon, and the eighth most massive moon in the Solar System. [g] Its density of 1.71 g/cm³, [5] which is much higher than the typical density of Saturn's satellites, indicates that it consists of roughly equal proportions of water ice and dense non-ice components; [23] the latter could be made of rock and carbonaceous material including heavy organic compounds . [6] The presence of water ice is supported by infrared spectroscopic observations made in 2001–2005, which have revealed crystalline water ice on the surface of the moon. [19] Water ice absorption bands are slightly stronger on Titania's leading hemisphere than on the trailing hemisphere. This is the opposite of what is observed on Oberon, where the trailing hemisphere exhibits stronger water ice signatures. [19]
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