View Full Version : 30th anniversary images of Uranian moons

2016-Feb-03, 09:05 PM
Emily Lakdawalla has been kind enough to put together the most recent (enhanced) photos of the moons of Uranus. Don't forget to click on the link at the end of the article to an interesting piece that argues why Uranus is the best planet.


January 24 was the 30th anniversary of the Voyager flyby of Uranus. Uranian moons have been on my mind ever since New Horizons sent us close-up images of Charon. The scarps and troughs and splatty craters on Charon reminded me of similar features we saw, though much less distinctly, in those Voyager photos. It seems the moons were on Ted Stryk's mind, too; on the occasion of the anniversary, he produced latest-and-greatest versions of the Voyager views of these worlds, posting each one at the Pluto Picture of the Day website. You can see Umbriel, Titania, Ariel, Miranda, and Oberon over there; here is a scale comparison of the six largest moons of Uranus.