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Ariel transits Uranus

Ariel transits Uranus

NASA / STScI / Larry Sromovsky / processing by Ted Stryk

Ariel transits Uranus
The Hubble Space Telescope pointed toward Uranus on July 26, 2006 at about 15:30 UTC to take the images used to assemble this color view of Ariel, the fourth largest of Uranus' moons, transiting the planet's disk.

The rings are also faintly visible, as is Miranda, just below the rings to the left of the disk. Another spot to the left of Uranus is a background star. Telescopes across Earth focused on Uranus for a several-year period of intensive study surrounding its December 2007 equinox.

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Original image data dated on or about July 26, 2006

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