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(The Guppi) writes...

On the same astronomy tack, how do Oberon, Titania, and Puck feel about their namesake planetary satellites? The three are moons of Uranus (offering not a few opportunies for low humor), all of which are named after famous Shakespearean characters. Appropriately enough, 'Titania' and 'Oberon' are the largest in mass, with 'Puck' being the largest of the small inner moons. (Titania is actually ~4.6e20 kg heavier than Oberon -- not that that means anything. :P)

Greg responds...

I would think Titania finds it amusing. Puck too.

I'm not sure Oberon knows. But I'd guess he likes tributes of all kinds.

Response recorded on January 26, 2001