Miranda

Miranda

     

This image of Miranda, obtained by <I>Voyager 2</I> on approach, shows an unusual chevron figure and regions of distinctly differing terrain on the Uranian moon. Voyager was 26,000 miles away when its narrow-angle camera shot this clear-filter photograph spanning an area approximately 140 miles across. Grooved areas baring light and dark bands, distinct from other areas of mottled terrain, are visible at this resolution of about 2,000 feet. Sinuous scarps, which are most likely faults, cut across these bands. Many bowl-shaped impact craters less than three miles wide are superimposed on both types of terrain.

Creator
Voyager 2

Data Source
National Air and Space Museum
Division
Center for Earth and Planetary Studies

Record ID
SPI_172

Date
Date unknown

Image ID
P29515

Type
Photographs

Medium
Satellite transmission

This image of Miranda, obtained by <I>Voyager 2</I> on approach, shows an unusual chevron figure and regions of distinctly differing terrain on the Uranian moon. Voyager was 26,000 miles away when its narrow-angle camera shot this clear-filter photograph spanning an area approximately 140 miles across. Grooved areas baring light and dark bands, distinct from other areas of mottled terrain, are visible at this resolution of about 2,000 feet. Sinuous scarps, which are most likely faults, cut across these bands. Many bowl-shaped impact craters less than three miles wide are superimposed on both types of terrain.

Creator
Voyager 2

Data Source
National Air and Space Museum
Division
Center for Earth and Planetary Studies

Record ID
SPI_172

Date
Date unknown

Image ID
P29515

Type
Photographs

Medium
Satellite transmission

ID: P29515