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Newly discovered rings and moons of Uranus

Newly discovered rings and moons of Uranus

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

Newly discovered rings and moons of Uranus
This pair of composite images from the Hubble Space Telescope shows newly discovered rings around Uranus. The outermost of the two rings (R/2003 U1) is thought to be replenished by dust tossed off of a newly discovered moon, named Mab, which shares an orbit with the ring. Mab is visible as a bright streak at the top of the outer ring.

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Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about August 1, 2005

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