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
NASA caption
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

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
750 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
R
770 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
R
790 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

Image Formats

Large JPEG
23.9 KB
Screensize JPEG
57.8 KB

Zoomable


Wallpapers

1024x768
61.3 KB
1280x1024
83.8 KB
1600x1200
112.5 KB

Also see our