Miranda

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Record ID

SPI_172

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Division

Center for Earth and Planetary Studies

Creator

Voyager 2

Medium

Satellite transmission

Date

Date unknown

Description

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.

Image ID

P29515

Type

Photographs

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