CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Outer part of the Uranian ring system
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Voyager 2's wide-angle camera captured this view of the outer part of the Uranian ring system the morning of Jan. 24, 1986, just 11 minutes before passing through the ring plane. The spacecraft was 125,000 kilometers (78,000 miles) away when it obtained this clear-filter view; the resolution is slightly better than 9 km (6 mi). The brightest, outermost ring is known as epsilon. Interior to epsilon lie (from top) the newly discovered 10th ring of Uranus -- designated 1986UR1 and barely visible here -- and then the delta, gamma and eta rings.

The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Acquired: January 1986
  Outer part of the Uranian ring system
PIA 01355

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