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Why Uranus looks like a "bullseye"

The clouds on Uranus, like Jupiter, are divided into stripes.

On Uranus the stripes are hard to find. The left picture shows the north pole of Uranus. In this picture only the smog can be seen. The clouds, however, are below the smog. The picture on the right, which looks like a bullseye, is Uranus with false colors, which shows the striped pattern of the clouds. For another picture of the striped pattern, click here.


Last modified May 7, 2009 by Randy Russell.

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