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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft features a blue planet, Uranus, imaged by Cassini for the first time. Uranus is a pale blue in this natural color image because its visible atmosphere contains methane gas and few aerosols or clouds.
This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft features a blue planet, Uranus, imaged by Cassini for the first time. Uranus is a pale blue in this natural color image because its visible atmosphere contains methane gas and few aerosols or clouds.

Blue Orb on the Horizon

This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft features a blue planet, Uranus, imaged by Cassini for the first time. Uranus is a pale blue in this natural color image because its visible atmosphere contains methane gas and few aerosols or clouds.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17178
Added: 2014-05-01

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Blue Orb on the Horizon

This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft features a blue planet, Uranus, imaged by Cassini for the first time. Uranus is a pale blue in this natural color image because its visible atmosphere contains methane gas and few aerosols or clouds.

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A recent NASA Hubble Space Telescope view reveals Uranus surrounded by its four major rings and by 10 of its 17 known satellites.
A recent NASA Hubble Space Telescope view reveals Uranus surrounded by its four major rings and by 10 of its 17 known satellites.

Hubble Finds Many Bright Clouds on Uranus

A recent NASA Hubble Space Telescope view reveals Uranus surrounded by its four major rings and by 10 of its 17 known satellites.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA02963
Added: 2000-08-24

Views: 5865

Hubble Finds Many Bright Clouds on Uranus

A recent NASA Hubble Space Telescope view reveals Uranus surrounded by its four major rings and by 10 of its 17 known satellites.

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Taking its first peek at Uranus, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) detected six distinct clouds in images taken July 28,1997.
Taking its first peek at Uranus, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) detected six distinct clouds in images taken July 28,1997.

Hubble Tracks Clouds on Uranus

Taking its first peek at Uranus, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) detected six distinct clouds in images taken July 28,1997.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA01278
Added: 1999-05-21

Views: 5631

Hubble Tracks Clouds on Uranus

Taking its first peek at Uranus, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) detected six distinct clouds in images taken July 28,1997.

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Processing brings out Uranus' atmosphere in this image taken by NASA's Voyager 2.
Processing brings out Uranus' atmosphere in this image taken by NASA's Voyager 2.

Uranus' Atmosphere

Processing brings out Uranus' atmosphere in this image taken by NASA's Voyager 2.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
ID#: PIA01535
Added: 1999-05-08

Views: 4798

Uranus' Atmosphere

Processing brings out Uranus' atmosphere in this image taken by NASA's Voyager 2.

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A sliver of Uranus is seen by NASA's Voyager 2. This image was taken through three color filters and recombined to produce the color image.
A sliver of Uranus is seen by NASA's Voyager 2. This image was taken through three color filters and recombined to produce the color image.

Uranus

A sliver of Uranus is seen by NASA's Voyager 2. This image was taken through three color filters and recombined to produce the color image.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA01391
Added: 1999-01-08

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Uranus

A sliver of Uranus is seen by NASA's Voyager 2. This image was taken through three color filters and recombined to produce the color image.

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These two pictures of Uranus were compiled from images recorded by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan. 1O, 1986. This view is toward the planet's pole of rotation, which lies just left of center. The image on the right is a false-color image.
These two pictures of Uranus were compiled from images recorded by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan. 1O, 1986. This view is toward the planet's pole of rotation, which lies just left of center. The image on the right is a false-color image.

Uranus, towards the planet's pole of rotation.

These two pictures of Uranus were compiled from images recorded by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan. 1O, 1986. This view is toward the planet's pole of rotation, which lies just left of center. The image on the right is a false-color image.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA01360
Added: 1998-12-05

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Uranus, towards the planet's pole of rotation.

These two pictures of Uranus were compiled from images recorded by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan. 1O, 1986. This view is toward the planet's pole of rotation, which lies just left of center. The image on the right is a false-color image.

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This computer enhancement of a NASA Voyager 2 image, emphasizes the high-level haze in Uranus' upper atmosphere. Clouds are obscured by the overlying atmosphere.
This computer enhancement of a NASA Voyager 2 image, emphasizes the high-level haze in Uranus' upper atmosphere. Clouds are obscured by the overlying atmosphere.

Uranus' Upper Atmosphere

This computer enhancement of a NASA Voyager 2 image, emphasizes the high-level haze in Uranus' upper atmosphere. Clouds are obscured by the overlying atmosphere.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
ID#: PIA01488
Added: 1998-11-02

Views: 3478

Uranus' Upper Atmosphere

This computer enhancement of a NASA Voyager 2 image, emphasizes the high-level haze in Uranus' upper atmosphere. Clouds are obscured by the overlying atmosphere.

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A latitude-longitude grid superimposed on this false color image obtained by NASA's Voyager 2 in 1986 shows that Uranus' atmosphere circulates in the same direction as the planet rotates.
A latitude-longitude grid superimposed on this false color image obtained by NASA's Voyager 2 in 1986 shows that Uranus' atmosphere circulates in the same direction as the planet rotates.

Uranus' Atmosphere

A latitude-longitude grid superimposed on this false color image obtained by NASA's Voyager 2 in 1986 shows that Uranus' atmosphere circulates in the same direction as the planet rotates.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
ID#: PIA01489
Added: 1998-10-30

Views: 3360

Uranus' Atmosphere

A latitude-longitude grid superimposed on this false color image obtained by NASA's Voyager 2 in 1986 shows that Uranus' atmosphere circulates in the same direction as the planet rotates.

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These three NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of the planet Uranus reveal the motion of a pair of bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere, and a high altitude haze that forms a 'cap' above the planet's south pole.
These three NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of the planet Uranus reveal the motion of a pair of bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere, and a high altitude haze that forms a 'cap' above the planet's south pole.

Hubble the Rotation of Uranus

These three NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of the planet Uranus reveal the motion of a pair of bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere, and a high altitude haze that forms a 'cap' above the planet's south pole.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA01283
Added: 1998-08-02

Views: 4243

Hubble the Rotation of Uranus

These three NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of the planet Uranus reveal the motion of a pair of bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere, and a high altitude haze that forms a 'cap' above the planet's south pole.

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This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the planet Uranus reveals the planet's rings and bright clouds and a high altitude haze above the planet's south pole.
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the planet Uranus reveals the planet's rings and bright clouds and a high altitude haze above the planet's south pole.

Hubble Observes the Planet Uranus

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the planet Uranus reveals the planet's rings and bright clouds and a high altitude haze above the planet's south pole.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA01282
Added: 1998-08-02

Views: 4404

Hubble Observes the Planet Uranus

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the planet Uranus reveals the planet's rings and bright clouds and a high altitude haze above the planet's south pole.

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This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the planet Uranus reveals the planet's rings, at least five of the inner moons, and bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere.
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the planet Uranus reveals the planet's rings, at least five of the inner moons, and bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere.

Hubble Observes the Moons and Rings of Uranus

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the planet Uranus reveals the planet's rings, at least five of the inner moons, and bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA01281
Added: 1998-08-02

Views: 4938

Hubble Observes the Moons and Rings of Uranus

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the planet Uranus reveals the planet's rings, at least five of the inner moons, and bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere.

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope peered deep into Uranus' atmosphere to see clear and hazy layers created by a mixture of gases. Using infrared filters, Hubble captured detailed features of three layers of Uranus' atmosphere.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope peered deep into Uranus' atmosphere to see clear and hazy layers created by a mixture of gases. Using infrared filters, Hubble captured detailed features of three layers of Uranus' atmosphere.

Hubble Captures Detailed Image of Uranus' Atmosphere

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope peered deep into Uranus' atmosphere to see clear and hazy layers created by a mixture of gases. Using infrared filters, Hubble captured detailed features of three layers of Uranus' atmosphere.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA01280
Added: 1998-08-02

Views: 5421

Hubble Captures Detailed Image of Uranus' Atmosphere

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope peered deep into Uranus' atmosphere to see clear and hazy layers created by a mixture of gases. Using infrared filters, Hubble captured detailed features of three layers of Uranus' atmosphere.

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Taken in 1997, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, using visible light, detected clouds in the northern hemisphere of Uranus.
Taken in 1997, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, using visible light, detected clouds in the northern hemisphere of Uranus.

Hubble Spots Northern Hemispheric Clouds on Uranus

Taken in 1997, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, using visible light, detected clouds in the northern hemisphere of Uranus.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA01279
Added: 1998-08-02

Views: 4470

Hubble Spots Northern Hemispheric Clouds on Uranus

Taken in 1997, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, using visible light, detected clouds in the northern hemisphere of Uranus.

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This image shows a crescent Uranus, a view that Earthlings never witnessed until Voyager 2 flew near and then beyond Uranus on Jan 24, 1986.
This image shows a crescent Uranus, a view that Earthlings never witnessed until Voyager 2 flew near and then beyond Uranus on Jan 24, 1986.

Color Voyager 2 Image Showing Crescent Uranus

This image shows a crescent Uranus, a view that Earthlings never witnessed until Voyager 2 flew near and then beyond Uranus on Jan 24, 1986.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
ID#: PIA00346
Added: 1998-06-04

Views: 4801

Color Voyager 2 Image Showing Crescent Uranus

This image shows a crescent Uranus, a view that Earthlings never witnessed until Voyager 2 flew near and then beyond Uranus on Jan 24, 1986.

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This false-color picture of Uranus, obtained by NASA's Voyager on Jan. 14, 1986, shows a discrete cloud seen as a bright streak near the planet's limb.
This false-color picture of Uranus, obtained by NASA's Voyager on Jan. 14, 1986, shows a discrete cloud seen as a bright streak near the planet's limb.

Uranus - Discrete Cloud

This false-color picture of Uranus, obtained by NASA's Voyager on Jan. 14, 1986, shows a discrete cloud seen as a bright streak near the planet's limb.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA00370
Added: 1996-11-26

Views: 3566

Uranus - Discrete Cloud

This false-color picture of Uranus, obtained by NASA's Voyager on Jan. 14, 1986, shows a discrete cloud seen as a bright streak near the planet's limb.

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These time-lapse images of Uranus. taken by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan. 14, 1986, show the movement of two small, bright, streaky clouds -- the first such features ever seen on the planet.
These time-lapse images of Uranus. taken by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan. 14, 1986, show the movement of two small, bright, streaky clouds -- the first such features ever seen on the planet.

Uranus Cloud Movement

These time-lapse images of Uranus. taken by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan. 14, 1986, show the movement of two small, bright, streaky clouds -- the first such features ever seen on the planet.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA00369
Added: 1996-10-23

Views: 3398

Uranus Cloud Movement

These time-lapse images of Uranus. taken by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan. 14, 1986, show the movement of two small, bright, streaky clouds -- the first such features ever seen on the planet.

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These two images of Uranus, one in true color and the other in false color, were compiled from images returned in 1986, by the narrow-angle camera of NASA's Voyager 2.
These two images of Uranus, one in true color and the other in false color, were compiled from images returned in 1986, by the narrow-angle camera of NASA's Voyager 2.

Uranus in True and False Color

These two images of Uranus, one in true color and the other in false color, were compiled from images returned in 1986, by the narrow-angle camera of NASA's Voyager 2.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA00032
Added: 1996-08-01

Views: 5620

Uranus in True and False Color

These two images of Uranus, one in true color and the other in false color, were compiled from images returned in 1986, by the narrow-angle camera of NASA's Voyager 2.

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This view of pale blue-green Uranus was recorded by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan 25, 1986, as the spacecraft left the planet behind. The thin crescent of Uranus is seen here between the spacecraft, the planet and the Sun.
This view of pale blue-green Uranus was recorded by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan 25, 1986, as the spacecraft left the planet behind. The thin crescent of Uranus is seen here between the spacecraft, the planet and the Sun.

Uranus - Final Image

This view of pale blue-green Uranus was recorded by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan 25, 1986, as the spacecraft left the planet behind. The thin crescent of Uranus is seen here between the spacecraft, the planet and the Sun.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA00143
Added: 1996-01-29

Views: 5229

Uranus - Final Image

This view of pale blue-green Uranus was recorded by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan 25, 1986, as the spacecraft left the planet behind. The thin crescent of Uranus is seen here between the spacecraft, the planet and the Sun.

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This is an image of the planet Uranus taken by the spacecraft Voyager 2 in 1986.
This is an image of the planet Uranus taken by the spacecraft Voyager 2 in 1986.

Uranus as seen by NASA's Voyager 2

This is an image of the planet Uranus taken by the spacecraft Voyager 2 in 1986.

Target: Uranus
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: VG Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18182
Added: 1986-12-17

Views: 736

Uranus as seen by NASA's Voyager 2

This is an image of the planet Uranus taken by the spacecraft Voyager 2 in 1986.

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