Uranus: Rings, Satellites 19:18 UT

Astronomers have discovered two of the smallest moons yet found around Uranus. The new moons, uncovered by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, are about 8 to 10 miles across (12 to 16 km) — about the size of San Francisco. The two moons are so faint they eluded detection by the Voyager 2 spacecraft, which discovered 10 small satellites when it flew by the gas giant planet in 1986. 

Credit:

NASA/ESA, M. Showalter (Stanford University/NASA/ESA Ames Research Center), J. Lissauer (NASA/ESA Ames Research Center)

About the Image

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Id:opo0329c
Type:Observation
Release date:25 September 2003, 17:00
Size:600 x 800 px

About the Object

Name:Uranus
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Ring
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