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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Stunning Hubble image reveals many bright clouds on Uranus

Stunning Hubble image reveals many bright clouds on Uranus
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This Hubble Space Telescope view reveals Uranus surrounded by its four major rings and by 10 of its 17 known satellites. This false-color image was generated by Erich Karkoschka using data taken on August 8, 1998, with Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer. Hubble recently found about 20 clouds - nearly as many clouds on Uranus as the previous total in the history of modern observations. The Wide Field/Planetary Camera 2 was developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and managed by the Goddard Space Flight Center for NASA's Office of Space Science.
Credit: NASA/JPL/STScI

1 comment(s):

Ann Lornie said...

Fantastic image, thank you so much Jean-Baptiste

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