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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

The crescent moons of Uranus

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Voyager 1 and 2, Uranus' moons

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The crescent moons of Uranus As Voyager 2 departed the Uranus system on January 26, 1986, it turned back to point its cameras at Uranus and its five major moons. At such a high phase angle, very little light was reflected from the moons to Voyager's camera, so their images were almost lost among background noise. Heavy processing was required to bring their slim crescents into view. They are, from left to right, Oberon, Titania, Umbriel, Ariel, and Miranda.

NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk, Roane State CC

Original image data dated on or about January 26, 1986.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Ted Stryk


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