This moon of Uranus gives rise to another possible explanation for its oddities. If a planetary war did take place in our solar system large amounts of resources would have been needed. We have seen many pictures of mining operations 1 here on earth taken from space and therefore suspect this may be what changed the face of Miranda.  There are many more photos of places in our solar system that appears to show possible evidence of having been mined for raw materials.  For more interesting information and pictures check the Views of Our Solar System or SEDS web sites listed under links.

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1 ttp://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=16329
2 http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01354
3 http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=16329