MIRANDA - THE EDGE OF INVERNESS © 2002

The surface of the Uranian moon Miranda is seen in this wide-angle view. Near the south pole of Miranda, at the edge of the Inverness Corona, a pair of icy cliffs rise out of the tortured surface. Seen from 60° longitude, -70° latitude, looking northwest. Miranda’s surface has few craters but many scarps and compression ridges possibly caused by the uplifting of partially melted ice. Clouds and storms swirl in the Uranian atmosphere as the sun is close to the equator for the first time in decades. Ariel can be seen to the left of the gas giant.

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