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Uranus Methane Cloud Deck - Windows to the Universe
This is a diagram showing where the clouds ought to be.
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Image from: Ethane Haze in the Atmosphere of Uranus

Uranus' Methane Clouds

The methane clouds of Uranus are found low in the atmosphere. The methane clouds are the only clouds to be found on Uranus, but there are hazes of smog high in the atmosphere.

The diagram shows that the temperature in the atmosphere goes from about -243° F (120 kelvins) to about -370° F (55 K). The clouds are found at the height where the temperature becomes about 70 K.


Last modified May 28, 2010 by Randy Russell.

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