Uranus and Ariel - 2006 - Unannotated

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image is a never-before-seen astronomical alignment of a moon traversing the face of Uranus, and its accompanying shadow. The white dot near the center of Uranus’ blue-green disk is the icy moon Ariel.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, L. Sromovsky (University of Wisconsin, Madison), H. Hammel (Space Science Institute), and K. Rages (SETI)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo0642b
Type:Observation
Release date:31 August 2006, 19:00
Size:450 x 450 px

About the Object

Name:Ariel, Uranus
Type:• Solar System : Planet
• Solar System : Planet : Satellite
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

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