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Miranda | by Lights In The Dark
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This is a mosaic of Uranus' moon Miranda made from images acquired by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan. 25, 1986. Color added as an approximation.


The ~20km-high Verona Rupes cliff can be seen at lower left.


I used about 8 images from Voyager 2 to assemble this. (One was a lower-res wide-angle shot to fill in a missing section near Verona Rupes.) Because the spacecraft was moving between shots (>19 km/sec!) I had to do some fudging to get the pieces to line up. But yes, Miranda really is that messed up.


Miranda's dimensions are 480 x 468.4 x  465.8 km. It orbits Uranus once every 34 hours.


Credit: NASA/JPL/Jason Major


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Uploaded on May 1, 2020