Going, Going, Gone: Hubble Captures Uranus' Rings on Edge

This series of images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows how the ring system around the distant planet Uranus appears at ever more oblique (shallower) tilts as viewed from Earth - culminating in the rings being seen edge-on in three observing opportunities in 2007. The best of these events appears in the far right image taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on August 14, 2007.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and M. Showalter (SETI Institute)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0732a
Type:Observation
Release date:23 August 2007, 20:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

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

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
Clear
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Ultraviolet
U
330 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
B
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
B
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
B
450 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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