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Storm clouds on Uranus

Storm clouds on Uranus

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Larry Sromovsky and Pat Fry (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Storm clouds on Uranus
Uranus has a dainty ring system. It is best seen in a wavelength of infrared light that is strongly absorbed by atmospheric methane. The methane absorption makes Uranus’ atmosphere dark, so the rings and high-altitude storm clouds appear comparatively bright.

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Original image data dated on or about October 4, 2003

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