From NASA's Planetary Photojournal
Miranda, the innermost of Uranus' large satellites, is seen at close range in this Voyager 2 image, taken Jan. 24, 1986. Voyager was some 36,000 kilometers (22,000 miles) away from Miranda. This clear-filter, narrow- angle image shows an area about 25O km (15O mi) across, at a resolution of about 800 meters (2,600 feet). Two distinct terrain types are visible: a rugged, higher-elevation terrain (right) and a lower, striated terrain. Numerous craters on the rugged, higher terrain indicate that it is older than the lower terrain. Several scarps, probably faults, cut the different terrains. The impact crater in the lower part of this image is about 25 km (15 mi) across.
Image Title: Uranus' Innermost Satellite Miranda
Catalog #: PIA01345
Target Name: Miranda
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
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