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This drawing shows the relative location of the hazes of Uranus.
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Uranus' Atmospheric Hazes

Besides methane, Uranus' atmosphere contains more sophisticated atmospheric molecules such as ethane gas, acetylene, and diacetylene. All these molecules form layers of haze at different altitudes high in the upper stratosphere, as shown in the picture.

Clouds form at a lower altitude in the troposphere.


Last modified May 7, 2009 by Randy Russell.

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