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December 22, 2005 02:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-33

NASA's Hubble Discovers New Rings and Moons Around Uranus

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Uranus
Object Description: Planet
Distance: The semi-major axis of Uranus's orbit about the sun is 19.18 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 2.9 billion km.
Dimensions: Uranus (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 32,000 miles (51,000 km) at the equator.
About the Data
Data Description: 10473: M. Showalter (SETI Institute) and J. Lissauer (NASA Ames Research Center)
Instrument: ACS/HRC
Exposure Date(s): August 2005
Total Exposure Time: 3.7 hours
Filters: Clear, F330W (U), F475W (g), F606W (V), F814W (I)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Showalter (SETI Institute)
Release Date: December 22, 2005
Orientation: Newly Discovered Moon and Rings of Uranus