Miranda

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Display Status:

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

Record ID

SPI_174

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Division

Center for Earth and Planetary Studies

Creator

Voyager 2

Medium

Satellite transmission

Date

1986

Description

This computer-assembled mosaic of Miranda includes many of the high-resolution frames obtained by <I>Voyager 2</I> during its close flyby of the Uranian moon. Roughly three hundred miles in diameter, Miranda?s geology is extremely varied, as evident in this mosaic of clear-filter, narrow-angle images taken on January 24, 1986. The curvilinear patterns of Miranda?s ridges, which are most likely compressional and folded, can be seen here, as well as its many extensional faults and large scarps, or cliffs. These photographs of Miranda are among the highest-resolution images obtained during the <I>Voyager</I> mission.

Image ID

P29541

Type

Photographs

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