Share

News Release Archive:

News Release 348 of 950

August 31, 2006 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-42

Hubble Captures a Rare Eclipse on Uranus

Back

Image: Uranus/Ariel - Earth/Moon Size Comparison

Uranus/Ariel - Earth/Moon Size Comparison

Screen-use options: These files are created for viewing on your monitor


ABOUT THIS IMAGE:

This illustrates the relative sizes of Uranus, Earth and Earth's Moon. The images are shown at the proper relative size, but not the correct relative distance from each other. Uranus is approximately 31,000 miles (50,000 kilometers) in diameter, or about four times the size of Earth. The Earth is approximately 7,900 miles (12,800 kilometers) in diameter, or about four times the diameter of the Moon, 2,100 miles (3,500 kilometers).

Object Name: Uranus

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit: NASA, ESA, and L. Sromovsky (University of Wisconsin)

NEWS RELEASE IMAGES

All images from this news release:

To access available information and downloadable versions of images in this news release, click on any of the images below: