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8 outstanding images of the planet Uranus

April 11, 2011, 1:25 p.m.
Hubble finds many bright clouds on Uranus


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Hubble finds many bright clouds on Uranus

This image was taken in 2007 by the Hubble Space Telescope. It shows the cloud bands, rings and moons of the planet. These are the planet's four major rings and 10 of its many known satellites. The five main satellites of Uranus are called Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania and Oberon. Uranus also has the most unique positioning among all the planets, as it tilts almost completely on its side. Where most planets have its equator, Uranus has its north and south poles.