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Uranus' Innermost Satellite Miranda
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Uranus' Innermost Satellite Miranda
Date: 24 Jan 1986

Miranda, innermost of Uranus' large satellites, is seen at close range in this Voyager 2 image, taken 24 Jan. 1986, as part of a high-resolution mosaicing sequence. Voyager was some 36,000 km (22,000 miles) away from Miranda. This clear-filter, narrow-angle image shows an area about 250 km (150 mi) across, at a resolution of about 800 m (2,600 feet).


Two distinct terrain types are visible: a rugged, higher-elevation terrain (right) and a lower, striated terrain. Numerous craters on the rugged, higher terrain indicate that it is older than the lower terrain. Several scarps, probably faults, cut the different terrains. The impact crater in the lower part of this image is about 25 km (15 mi) across.

Credit: NASA/JPL



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