Hubble Tracks Clouds on Uranus

At visible and near-infrared light, sunlight is reflected from hazes and clouds in the atmosphere of Uranus. However, at near-infrared light, absorption by gases in the Uranian atmosphere limits the view to different altitudes, causing intense contrasts and colors.

Credit:

Erich Karkoschka (University of Arizona), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9736c
Type:Observation
Release date:20 November 1997, 06:00
Size:278 x 390 px

About the Object

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

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
Near-IR
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
Near-IR
1.9 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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