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Venus is a dim world of intense heat and volcanic activity. Similar in structure and size to Earth, Venus' thick, toxic atmosphere traps heat in a runaway 'greenhouse effect.' The scorched world has temperatures hot enough to melt lead. Glimpses below the clouds reveal volcanoes and deformed mountains. Venus spins slowly in the opposite direction of most planets.

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ultraviolet

Light that is so blue humans cannot see it. A band of the electromagnetic spectrum between the visible and the X-ray. Photons of ultraviolet light are more energetic than photons of visible light.

umbra

The dark central region of a sunspot.

undae

Dunes (literally 'waves').

Uranus
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. It is the third largest planet in our solar system. Uranus is named for the Roman god who is father of the Titans.
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Uranus and moons Miranda and Ariel
 
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ultraviolet

Light that is so blue humans cannot see it. A band of the electromagnetic spectrum between the visible and the X-ray. Photons of ultraviolet light are more energetic than photons of visible light.

umbra

The dark central region of a sunspot.

undae

Dunes (literally 'waves').

Uranus
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. It is the third largest planet in our solar system. Uranus is named for the Roman god who is father of the Titans.
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Uranus and moons Miranda and Ariel