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Miranda

Target Name:  Miranda
Spacecraft:  Voyager 2
Produced by:  NASA/JPL
Copyright: NASA Copyright Free Policy

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Uranus' moon Miranda is shown in a computer-assembled mosaic of images obtained January 24, 1986, by the Voyager 2 spacecraft. Miranda is the innermost and smallest of the five major Uranian satellites, just 480 kilometers (about 300 miles) in diameter. This image is a full-disc, south-polar view of the moon showing the varying geologic provinces of Miranda. The moon's surface consists of two major strikingly different types of terrain. One is an old, heavily cratered, rolling terrain with relatively uniform albedo, or reflectivity. The other is a young, complex terrain characterized by sets of bright and dark bands, scarps and ridges. These are features found in the ovoid regions at right and left and in the distinctive chevron feature below and right of center.

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