PIA00038: Miranda - 'Chevron' Grooves
Target Name: Miranda
Is a satellite of: Uranus
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Product Size: 764 x 785 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P29515
Addition Date: 1996-01-29
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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This image of Miranda, obtained by Voyager 2 on approach, shows an unusual 'chevron' figure and regions of distinctly differing terrain on the Uranian moon. Voyager was 42,000 kilometers (26,000 miles) away when its narrow-angle camera acquired this clear-filter view. Grooved areas baring light and dark bands, distinct from other areas of mottled terrain, are visible at this resolution of about 600 meters (2,000 feet). The bright V-shaped feature in the grooved areas is the 'chevron' observed in earlier, lower-resolution images. Cutting across the bands are sinuous scarps, probably faults. Superimposed on both types of terrain are many bowl-shaped impact craters less than 5 km (3 mi) wide. The entire picture spans an area about 220 km (140 mi) across. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-01-29