Uranus/Ariel - Earth/Moon Size Comparison

This illustrates the relative sizes of Uranus, Earth and Earth's Moon. The images are shown at the proper relative size, but not the correct relative distance from each other. Uranus is approximately 31,000 miles (50,000 kilometers) in diameter, or about four times the size of Earth. The Earth is approximately 7,900 miles (12,800 kilometers) in diameter, or about four times the diameter of the Moon, 2,100 miles (3,500 kilometers).

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and L. Sromovsky (University of Wisconsin)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0642e
Type:Collage
Release date:31 August 2006, 19:00
Size:800 x 533 px

About the Object

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

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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

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