|Could you survive a jump off the tallest cliff in the Solar System?
Verona Rupes on
is estimated to be 20 kilometers deep -- ten times the depth of the
Earth's Grand Canyon.
Miranda's low gravity,
it would take about 12 minutes for a thrill-seeking
to fall from the top, reaching the bottom at the speed of a
about 200 kilometers per hour.
Even so, the fall might be survivable given proper
The above 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.