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Uranus the Planet. Uranus and Rings. Uranus at the Solar System.

Image credit: James Webb Space Telescope

#2023. W 29 D 4 GMT +08:00. Indicate #164 days left to go in 2023. It was discovered in 1781 as the first planet with the aid of the Earth telescope by astronomer William Herschel and, two years later, get confirmed by astronomer Johann Elert Bode (NASA Museum, 2018). In 1986, we had another great view of Uranus for our research through the eyes of Voyager 2 with ground-based research from Keck Observatory. Then, in 2002 and 2003, with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope. Now, in 2023, thanks to James Webb Space Telescope, we can see it through the lens of Uranus, the seventh planet with its ring system. In the image, we can see the polar cap, which has a bright cloud at the edge, and several fainter elongated objects. Another bright cloud is located at the left edge of the planet. This polar cap appears in direct sunlight in summer and disappears in autumn. Therefore the analysis and observation that we know about Uranus come from the collaboration of observers from the home-based telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope, and several powerful ground-based and space-based telescopes as the James Webb Space Telescope.