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Title: Uranus & Miranda

Source: Voyager 2

Information: A future visitor preparing to land on the icy surface of Uranus' moon Miranda might witness this stunning view toward the planet's cloudtops, some 105,000 kilometers (65,000 miles) away. This montage of Voyager 2 images obtained in January 1986 shows the blue-green Uranus overlaid with an artist's conception of the planet's dark rings as they might appear to our lucky tourist. A portion of a Voyager close-approach image of Miranda is arranged in the foreground to show the view along one of the huge canyons that the spacecraft has revealed on the moon's surface.