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Surface of Miranda

The surface of Miranda is very unusual. It is not like any other moon in the solar system.

Miranda has many craters but also very big grooves. These indicate that there has been activity inside Miranda in the past.

The unusual surface suggests that this satellite may have an interesting history.


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