Hubble Spots Northern Hemispheric Clouds On Uranus

The 'red' image is taken at 6, 190 Angstroms, and is sensitive to absorption by methane molecules in the planet's atmosphere. The banded structure of Uranus is evident, and the small cloud near the northern limb is now visible.

Credit:

Heidi Hammel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9736f
Type:Observation
Release date:20 November 1997, 06:00
Size:374 x 400 px

About the Object

Name:Uranus
Type:• Solar System : Planet
• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Cloud
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
619 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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