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Faint dust in Uranus' rings

Faint dust in Uranus' rings

NASA / JPL

Faint dust in Uranus' rings
As Voyager 2 exited the Uranian system it looked back and caught the rings at a very high phase angle. The lighting makes lanes of fine dust visible that are not seen from any other point of view. The image is smeared because it is a 96-second exposure.

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 January 24, 1986

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