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Missions to Uranus
Uranus Sign/Name
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Uranus Moons
   -  Cordelia
   -  Ophelia
   -  Bianca
   -  Cressida
   -  Desdemona
   -  Juliet
   -  Portia
   -  Rosalind
   -  Belinda
   -  Puck
   -  Miranda
   -  Ariel
   -  Umbriel
   -  Titania
   -  Oberon
   -  Caliban
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Pictures of Uranus!

A Hubble telescope infrared view of Uranus shows the planet surrounded by its four major rings and by 10 of its 17 known satellites. Hubble recently found about 20 clouds - nearly as many clouds on Uranus as the previous total in the history of modern observations. The orange-colored clouds near the prominent bright band circle the planet at more than 300 mph (500 km/h). One of the clouds on the right-hand side is brighter than any other cloud ever seen on Uranus. Date: October 14, 1998; Hubble Space Telescope; STScI-1998-35; Credit: Erich Karkoschka (University of Arizona) and NASA

Two images of Uranus taken by Voyager 2 at a distance of 9.1 million km. The picture on the left is a composite using images from the blue, green, and orange, filters, processed to approximate Uranus as the human eye would see it. The atmosphere is very clear, the blue-green color coming from absorption of red light by methane. The image on the right was produced using ultraviolet, violet, and orange filters to exaggerate the contrast. The dark polar hood is over the south pole of the planet. The doughnut shapes are camera blemishes. Uranus is about 51,000 km in diameter. Date/Time: 1986-01-17; Voyager 2; NASA Image ID number: P-29478; Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera.

Voyager 2 false-color image of Uranus taken from 2.7 million km. The atmosphere of Uranus is incredibly clear and appears blue-green in color naturally. This picture is a composite of 3 images taken by the wide-angle camera using orange, short-wavelength methane, and long-wavelength methane filters. The processing brings out high-altitude hazes, including the pink area centered on the south pole. The bluest regions are the most haze free. Uranus is about 51,000 km in diameter. Date: 1986-01-22; Voyager 2; NASA Image ID number: P-29497; Instrument: Wide Angle Vidicon Camera

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