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Hubble Spots Northern Hemispheric Clouds On Uranus

Hubble Spots Northern Hemispheric Clouds On Uranus

Depicts: Uranus
Copyright: Heidi Hammel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and NASA

Using visible light, astronomers for the first time this century have detected clouds in the northern hemisphere of Uranus. The newest images, taken July 31 and Aug. 1, 1997 with NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, show banded structure and multiple clouds. Using these images, Dr. Heidi Hammel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and colleagues Wes Lockwood (Lowell Observatory) and Kathy Rages (NASA Ames Research Center) plan to measure the wind speeds in the northern hemisphere for the first time.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
24-Apr-2024 00:43 UT

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