Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Storm clouds on Uranus

Storm clouds on Uranus
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. Larry Sromovsky and Pat Fry (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison)

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