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Re: [thefixedstars] Uranus - interesting

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    I knew about Cupid, Mab and Margaret (see the Centaurs2 list), but not about Perdita, Francisco and Ferdinand. Mark A. Holmes ...
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 6, 2006
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      I knew about Cupid, Mab and Margaret (see the
      Centaurs2 list), but not about Perdita, Francisco and
      Ferdinand.

      Mark A. Holmes

      --- "Diana K. Rosenberg" <ye-stars@...>
      wrote:

      > HUBBLE SPIES NEW URANUS RINGS AND MOONS
      >
      > When people think of the best Hubble Space Telescope
      > targets, planets might
      > not come to mind. Yet the telescope's Advanced
      > Camera for Surveys continues
      > to make unexpected discoveries within our solar
      > system. Mark Showalter (SETI
      > Institute) and Jack Lissauer (NASA/Ames Research
      > Center) looked at the
      > Uranus four times between July 2003 and August 2005
      > and recovered a
      > satellite first observed in Voyager 2 images shot in
      > 1986 (now named
      > Perdita). It also found two new moons, which go by
      > the names Mab and Cupid.
      >
      > More interesting were two new tenuous rings girdling
      > the planet....
      >
      > > http://SkyandTelescope.com/news/article_1651_1.asp
      >
      > Love, Diana
      >
      > Website: http://pw1.netcom.com/~ye-stars/
      >
      >




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