We invite all Australian students from Year 5 to Year 11 to explore the three moons that NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft briefly visited during its historic journey through the solar system.
Your mission is to study three of Uranus’ moons: Ariel, Oberon, and Titania. Then, choose the one you think would be the best place to return with another spacecraft someday.
In January 1986, the mighty spacecraft reached the Uranus system. Voyager 2 took as many images as possible of anything within sight. Those were very brief visits, though, and we only know what one side of these faraway moons looks like.
Which of these three moons inspires you to explore further? What excites you about what we’ve learned so far? What do you hope we’ll find if we return to these places?
Support your choice in an essay of no more than 300 words.