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Astronomers See "Warm" Glow of Uranus's Rings

Written by  Copernical Team Friday, 21 June 2019 11:40
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Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 21, 2019
image The rings of Uranus are invisible to all but the largest telescopes - they weren't even discovered until 1977 - but they're surprisingly bright in new heat images of the planet taken by two large telescopes in the high deserts of Chile. The thermal glow gives astronomers another window onto the rings, which have been seen only because they reflect a little light in the visible, or optical,

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