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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Newly discovered rings and moons of Uranus

Filed under Hubble Space Telescope, pretty pictures, Uranus' rings, Uranus' moons

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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.

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


Original image data dated on or about August 1, 2005


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