Verona Rupes

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Coordinates: 18°18′S 347°48′E / 18.3°S 347.8°E / -18.3; 347.8[1]

Verona Rupes, right of center.[2]

Verona Rupes is a cliff on Miranda, a moon of Uranus.[3] The cliff face has been estimated to be from 5 kilometers (3 mi)[2] to 10 kilometers (6.2 mi)[4] high, which makes it the tallest known cliff in the Solar System.[5]

It may have been created by a major impact, which caused the moon to disrupt and reassemble,[3][5] or by the crust rifting.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue, Jennifer. "Verona Rupes". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. ^ a b "PIA00044: Miranda high resolution of large fault". JPL, NASA. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Miranda". USGS. 2003-05-08. Retrieved 2006-11-28. 
  4. ^ "Radii, shapes, and topography of the satellites of Uranus from limb coordinates". Icarus 73: 427–441. Bibcode:1988Icar...73..427T. doi:10.1016/0019-1035(88)90054-1. 
  5. ^ a b Chaikin, Andrew (2001-10-16). "Birth of Uranus' provocative moon still puzzles scientists". space.com. Imaginova Corp. p. 1. Archived from the original on July 9, 2008. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 
  6. ^ Chaikin, Andrew (2001-10-16). "Birth of Uranus' provocative moon still puzzles scientists". space.com. Imaginova Corp. p. 2. Retrieved 2007-07-23.