Previous ... Next ... Planet Profile ... Explorer ... Up a Level ... Home

Miranda's South Pole

The Chevron is an unusual feature on the surface of Miranda. The small number of craters indicates that this extensive system of faults is younger than the surrounding heavily cratered terrain. Some of the dark material inside the Chevron may be igneous material ejected along the fault planes. The lower image offers a perspective view of the same region shown in the top. It was generated from a computer model of the surface topography. The relief is exaggerated by about 50- fold; the view angle is about 15 degrees above the horizon.

Listen to caption: Real Audio MP3 Audio