Talk:Miranda (moon)

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According to The Royal Shakespeare Company, this is pronounced [mih-RAN-duh]. This is confirmed with the Shakespeare Recording Society CD. kwami

Improve it please[edit]

under so many projects' scope, yet so few about this object.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:46, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Verona Rupes[edit]

Article on Verona Rupes states the height of Verona Rupes as 12miles, but this article has it at 10km. One of them probably needs fixing. BevanFindlay 11:20, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

I've seen that 20 km claim somewhere, but most values are more conservative. Is there more reliable source than Guinness?--JyriL talk 10:18, 5 August 2006 (UTC)
A ref search gave me APOD 2005-03-15, and because it linked to Guinness I cited them.
I just did another search and found
So, say 10-20km and ref Meech 2006 also, or just 10? -- Jeandré, 2006-08-06t08:35z
Is there any value for Verona Rupes mentioned in scientific journals, like Icarus? ADS, Google Scholar, and Science Direct yield no articles mentioning the height.--JyriL talk 16:49, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
The original caption for the scarp image in the article says The fault may be 5 km (3 mi) high, or higher than the walls of the Grand Canyon on Earth. [1].--JyriL talk 16:54, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Something's wrong in the orbital data: we have:

  Semi-major axis  129,390 km
  Mean radius   129,872 km

- but the mean ought to be less than the semi-major value. I don't have the information to correct it. Chris C 16:48, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Hubble Telescope ability[edit]

Miranda as seen by the the 8.2 meter telescope at Paranal Observatory.

Can the Hubble telescope see the "chevron" feature that was so strikingly visible in Voyager 2 photographs?

Since it's been 23 years since the flyby (southern summer solstice or close to it), and that's one quarter of a year, it stands to reason that right now, the planet is at southern autumnal equinox and northern vernal equinox. Nearly the entire surfaces of the planet and its moons should now be rotating in and out of view every few hours or days, depending on their rotation periods -- 1.4 to 13.4 days for the five big moons, less than a day for Uranus (which in the moons' cases would be tidally locked in synch with their orbital periods). So, by asking about Hubble and chevron, could Hubble be able to study what the flip sides of each moon look like, and whether the planet's appearance has altered with the new heating pattern?

It would be cool if NASA/Europe/other orgs were to plan and put an orbiter around the planet (perhaps named the Herschel). GBC (talk) 14:34, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

The angular resolution of Hubble—0.04″ translates into the linear resolution of 500 km at the distance of Uranus. The latter number exceeds the diameter of Miranda. Therefore for Hubble Miranda is just a dot in the sky. I also doubt the any future mission to Uranus will be called Herschel, as there already exists Herschel_Space_Observatory. Ruslik_Zero 09:24, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Geological Activity[edit]

Are we even sure that Miranda is geologically active at the moment. Tailsfan2 (talk) 01:01, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Good point - the activity is probably mostly or entirely in the past, since the orbit is no longer in a resonance. WolfmanSF (talk) 07:39, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

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could be improved[edit]

This is an FA in French: when I am not quite so pressed for time I might translate it over. Double sharp (talk) 12:35, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

I've been meaning to get this article FA'd for ages. But the decline of the Solar System Wikiproject kinda left me in the lurch. If you would be interested in co-FA-ing with me, I'd be glad to start improvement. Serendipodous 13:37, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
@Serendipodous: I know this is over a year old, but I may be interested in getting back to this in the near future now that most of the work on my chemistry FA projects is done... ^_^ Double sharp (talk) 14:41, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
Sounds like a good plan. I'm certainly up for it. Serendipodous 14:57, 25 July 2017 (UTC)