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A Hubble Space Telescope HST view reveals Uranus surrounded by its 4 major rings and 10 of its 17 satellites.

1988-08-08

NASA

NASA

A recent Hubble Space Telescope (HST) view reveals Uranus surrounded by its 4 major rings and 10 of its 17 known satellites. This false color image was generated by Erich Karoschka using data taken with Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer. The HST recently found about 20 clouds. The colors in the image indicate altitude. The green and blue regions show where the atmosphere is clear and can be penetrated by sunlight. In yellow and grey regions, the sunlight reflects from a higher haze or cloud layer. The orange and red colors indicate very high clouds, such as cirrus clouds on Earth.

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  • Title: A Hubble Space Telescope HST view reveals Uranus surrounded by its 4 major rings and 10 of its 17 satellites.
  • Date Created: 1988-08-08
  • Owner: MSFC
  • Album: rlobrie1
  • About Title: To help you find images you’re searching for, previously untitled images have been labelled automatically based on their description

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