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Uranus Clouds, Overview

The clouds of Uranus, made of methane crystals, are found very low in the sky, and are difficult to find beneath the hazey smog of the pla net. False color is used, in the picture of Uranus to the right, to show the pattern the clouds make. In the picture, the air shows a circular pattern. This is because the center of the picture is the north pole. The winds of Uranus blow around the north pole.

Because Uranus lies on its side, with the north pole facing the sun, the weather of Uranus should be very strange.


Last modified May 7, 2009 by Randy Russell.

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