This is an image of the temperature profile of Uranus.
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Image from: Ethane Haze in the Atmosphere of Uranus
The ionosphere of Uranus is a region of charged particles. Elevated temperatures can sometimes cause a molecule to become ionized, therefore, the ionosphere and thermosphere can overlap.
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