CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Miranda - 'Chevron' Grooves

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, Pasadena, Calif.

Acquired: January 1986
  Miranda - 'Chevron' Grooves
PIA 00038

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