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Tsanfau II

Tsanfau II
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Discovery
Discovered byAllister Llloyd
Discovery date15 November 1799 at the Layfet Colonial Observatory, Layfet,  Prybourne
Designations
MPC designationTsanfau II
Orbital characteristics
Satellite ofTsanfau
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
344/5 km
Mass1.911E+20
Mean density
1.116 g/cm^3
0.107 m/s^2
272.1 m/s
Atmosphere
Composition by volume78% methane (CH4), 5% ammonia (NH3), 5% water (H20) 5% ammonium hydrosulfide (NH4SH) 5% methane hydrate, 2% trace other gases

Tsanfau II is the second-largest moon of Tsanfau. It is about 690 kilometers (428 mi) in diameter. Tsanfau II is mostly covered by freshly created and relatively clean ice sheets, exposed rocky mountaintops, old craters, ice scraps, ice geysers, water-ice layers, and a surprisingly dense atmosphere for its size.

Tsanfau II was discovered on November 15, 1799, by astronomer Allister Llyod, but little was known about the moon until much later. Flybys by space probes revealed its surface, atmosphere, and environment in greater detail. The most surprising of discoveries being the relatively dense atmosphere and ice geysers that produced jets of materials and chemicals. These ice geysers are leading contender into why Tsanfau II has such a dense atmosphere for its size and proximity to Tsanfau. The planet itself is constantly tugging on Tsanfau II's atmosphere, which may be a factor in Tsanfau II's weather patterns. Tsanfau II is also currently geologically active and may have a subsurface ocean.

History

Discovery

Tsanfau II was discovered by astronomer, composer, and mathematician Allister Llloyd on November 15th, 1799 using a 1.5 m (59 inch) 42-foot telescope at the Layfet Colonial Observatory in Castle Borough, Layfet, Prybourne. Tsanfau II was Llloyd's only major discovery, with the rest being smaller minor objects including one comet. Lloyd's recounts of the discovery have ranged from being an accident to a calculated mathematical search, with the very first account of Tsanfau II being recorded in Lloyd's index as "1799; November 15 -> T-Object Two?, will verify." providing no extra details as to which account is true.

Naming

Geological features on Tsanfau II are named by Anteria International Science Commission. Ice lines and scrapes are named after Lloyd's musical compositions.