Uranus: Moons: Oberon
Oberon [O-buh-ron] is a moon of Uranus that is characterized by an old, heavily cratered,
and icy surface. The surface shows little evidence of internal activity other than some
unknown dark material that apparently covers the floors of many craters. The above image
shows several large impact craters towards the center of the image. On the limb, a high
mountain rises 6 kilometers (4 miles) above its surroundings. There are bright rays similar to
those seen on Jupiter's moon Callisto.
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