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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Voyager 2's Umbriel image catalog

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

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Voyager 2's Umbriel image catalog At 1,169 kilometers in diameter Umbriel is nearly identical in size to Ariel but looks surprisingly different. Its surface is much darker and lacks the flat-floored fractures that seam Ariel. A single bright-rimmed crater, named Wunda, appears near the terminator. Umbriel was on the opposite side of Uranus from Voyager 2 during the encounter, so the best images are still rather low resolution.

NASA / JPL / PDS Rings Node / montage by Emily Lakdawalla

Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about January 24, 1986

 

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