Verona Rupes

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Verona Rupes is a cliff on Miranda, a moon of Uranus.[1] The cliff has been estimated at 5 kilometers (3 mi)[2] and 20 kilometers (12.4 mi)[3] high, making it the tallest known cliff in the solar system.[4] It may have been created by a major impact, which caused the moon to disrupt and reassemble,[1][4] or by the crust rifting.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Miranda". USGS. 2003-05-08. Archived from the original on 2003-05-28. Retrieved 2006-11-28.
  2. "PIA00044: Miranda high resolution of large fault". JPL, NASA. 1996-01-29. Retrieved 2014-11-16.
  3. "Highest cliffs in the solar system". Guinness World Records. Archived from the original on 2002-10-24. Retrieved 2014-11-16.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chaikin, Andrew (2001-10-16). "Birth of Uranus' provocative moon still puzzles scientists". space.com. Imaginova Corp. pp. p. 1. Retrieved 2007-07-23.CS1 maint: extra text (link)
  5. Chaikin, Andrew (2001-10-16). "Birth of Uranus' provocative moon still puzzles scientists". space.com. Imaginova Corp. pp. p. 2. Retrieved 2007-07-23.CS1 maint: extra text (link)