Jump to content
Astronomia - Espacio Profundo
  • Registrate

    Registrate en Espacio Profundo y participa de la comunidad más grande de Astronomía Amateur de habla hispana!

Conéctate para seguir esto  
admin

APOD - Verona Rupes: Tallest Known Cliff in the Solar System - 2016-11-27

Publicaciones recomendadas

admin

Verona Rupes: Tallest Known Cliff in the Solar System

mirandascarp_vg2_960.jpg

Could you survive a jump off the tallest cliff in the Solar System? Quite possibly. Verona Rupes on Uranus' moon Miranda is estimated to be 20 kilometers deep -- ten times the depth of the Earth's Grand Canyon. Given Miranda's low gravity, it would take about 12 minutes for a thrill-seeking adventurer to fall from the top, reaching the bottom at the speed of a racecar -- about 200 kilometers per hour. Even so, the fall might be survivable given proper airbag protection. The featured image of Verona Rupes was captured by the passing Voyager 2 robotic spacecraft in 1986. How the giant cliff was created remains unknown, but is possibly related to a large impact or tectonic surface motion.

Compartir este mensaje


Enlace al mensaje
Compartir en otros sitios web
Guest
Este tema está cerrado a nuevas respuestas.
Conéctate para seguir esto  

×
×
  • Crear nuevo...

Información importante

Términos y condiciones de uso de Espacio Profundo