Miranda

Miranda - NASA
Miranda, the moon or satellite of planet Uranus

The moon of Uranus, Miranda, was discovered by the Dutch-American astronomer Gerard Peter Kuiper in 1948. It was named after the the daughter of the wily Prospero in Shakespeare’s classic “The Tempest.” This picture of Miranda was taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1986 and the NASA mission greatly increased the amount of data scientists had to study this natural satellite of Uranus. The surface of Miranda, is composed of ice and rock and its rare planetary geology features numerous cliffs and valleys.

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