Unformatted text preview: 500 m resolution Titan
Density: ! Water geyser activity, cryovolcanism
Water ! •
• 504 km
1.61 g/cc Likely source of material for Saturn’s E-ring
Liquid water in crust/mantle of Enceladus
heated by tidal flexure
Young surface, apparently due to ice-water
tectonics and volcanism Jovian Planets: Uranus
Uranus ! Orbit:
Density: ! Spin axis is nearly perpendicular to its orbital plane !
! 19.2 AU
1.29 g/cc Likely a result of an ancient collision or near-miss Mostly a rock-ice interior, with only 15% H2 and trace He (bulk composition)
Thick atmosphere of 83% hydrogen, 15% He and 2% methane Jovian Planets: Neptune
Density: Nearly identical in composition to Uranus
Strong storms sweep the outer cloud layers
• ! 30.06 AU
1.29 g/cc Fastest winds in the solar system, up to 2000 km/hr Triton
• Moon of Neptune
Location of N2 cryovolcanism, geyser activity...
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- Spring '14