Hubble Captures Full View of Uranus' Rings on Edge

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures a rare view of the entire ring system of the planet Uranus, tilted edge-on to Earth.

The rings were photographed with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on August 14, 2007.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, M. Showalter (SETI Institute) and Z. Levay (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0732e
Type:Collage
Release date:23 August 2007, 20:00
Size:2616 x 2190 px

About the Object

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

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Optical
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Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Ultraviolet
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330 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
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450 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
B
472 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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