On October 04, 2013 at 06:33PM Mark Said…

A nice wide shot of Uranus. Are those 3 red dots hemorrhoids?

Original Post from Friends of NASA:

Uranus – Wider View | Hubble Space Telescope
This wider view of Uranus reveals the planet's faint rings and several of its satellites. The area outside Uranus was enhanced in brightness to reveal the faint rings and satellites. The outermost ring is brighter on the lower side, where it is wider. It is made of dust and small pebbles, which create a thin, dark, and almost vertical line across the right side of Uranus (especially visible on the natural-color image).

The bright satellite on the lower right corner is Ariel, which has a snowy white surface. Five small satellites with dark surfaces can be seen just outside the rings. Clockwise from the top, they are: Desdemona, Belinda, Portia, Cressida, and Puck. Even fainter satellites were imaged in deeper exposures, also taken with the Advanced Camera in August 2003.

Credit: NASA/ESA and Erich Karkoschka, University of Arizona

+NASA +European Space Agency, ESA +Hubble Space Telescope 

#NASA #Uranus #Astronomy #Hubble #Cosmic #Universe

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