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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Voyager's best color view of Umbriel

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

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Voyager's best color view of Umbriel Voyager captured this view of Uranus' moon Umbriel from a range of slightly more than a million kilometers on January 24, 1986.

NASA / JPL / color composite by Ted Stryk

Umbriel is the third largest of Uranus' moons at 1,169 kilometers in diameter (very similar in size to Ariel, Tethys, and Dione). The bright ring near the terminator is an icy deposit within a likely impact crater named Wunda.

Original image data dated on or about January 24, 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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