PIA02963: Hubble Finds Many Bright Clouds on Uranus


Hubble Finds Many Bright Clouds on Uranus

Caption:

A recent Hubble Space Telescope view reveals Uranus surrounded by its four major rings and by 10 of its 17 known satellites. This false-color image was generated by Erich Karkoschka using data taken on August 8, 1998, with Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer. Hubble recently found about 20 clouds—nearly as many clouds on Uranus as the previous total in the history of modern observations.

Background Info:

The Wide Field/Planetary Camera 2 was developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and managed by the Goddard Space Flight Center for NASA's Office of Space Science.

This image and other images and data received from the Hubble Space Telescope are posted on the World Wide Web on the Space Telescope Science Institute home page at URL http://oposite.stsci.edu/ .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Uranus Four Ring, Uranus Rings
System Uranus
Target Type Planet Ring
Mission Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Instrument Host Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Host Type Orbiting Telescope
Instrument Wide Field/Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2)
Detector
Extra Keywords Color, Infrared, Visual
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2000-08-24
Date in Caption 1998-08-08
Image Credit NASA/JPL/STScI
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02963
Identifier PIA02963