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October 14, 1998 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-35

Hubble Finds Many Bright Clouds on Uranus

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Uranus
Object Description: Planet
Dimensions: The planet has a diameter of roughly 32,000 miles (26,000 km) at the equator.
Average Distance The semi-major axis of Uranus's orbit about the Sun is 19.18 astronomical units or roughly 1.8 billion miles (2.9 billion km).
About the Data
Instrument: NICMOS
Exposure Date(s): August 8, 1998
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)
Release Date: January 6, 1999