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This is a false color image of Neptune in which smog hazes can be seen in red.
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Neptune's Smog Hazes

This image of Neptune uses false colors to show where the smog is. The smog of Neptune can be seen in red along the edge of the image.

This smog haze is found very high up in the atmosphere, over the clouds of Neptune. Even though the smog can only be seen in red along the edge of the picture, the smog exists through the entire atmosphere of Neptune.

A patch of bright, white clouds, very high in the atmosphere, can also be seen in this image.


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