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A New Look at Uranus
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A New Look at Uranus

Japan's Subaru Telescope captured this near-infrared image of Uranus and moons Miranda (top center) and Ariel (bottom left). The image, created with three different filters, shows methane, the dominant component of Uranus's atmosphere, as blue.

Image Credit/Copyright: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Credit: Subaru Telescope

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