Ariel

Water Fact File for Ariel

The Bottom Line:

Not as icey as it would seem...

 

Findings from Dr Kotwicki's 1991 Paper:

Ariel, the brightest Uranian moon, shows evidence of resurfacing by volcanic processes of a relatively warm plastic mixture of ice and rock. Both Miranda and Ariel have an unexpected degree of geologic activity for such small bodies, which should be rather permanently frozen.

 

Latest Findings about Water on Ariel:

 

 

Above: Ariel

ARIEL - URANIAN MOON
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